(KMOV) -- A man is charged with murder after telling police he was defending himself from a robber.
It happened just after 2:00 a.m. in the 2100 block of Crescent Avenue in the north St. Louis County town of Hillsdale.
According to police, 37-year-old Alvertis Harper called 911 and told police that he shot someone who tried to rob him.
Police found 34-year-old Tommy Jones dead at the scene. He was shot once.
Harper told police that he was forced to defend himself. Harper was later charged with 2nd degree murder.