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Men shot by St. Louis officers may have connection to thefts

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a possible connection between two men shot and killed by St. Louis police and a rash of recent car burglaries in St. Charles County.

On Wednesday, undercover St. Louis officers spotted a truck that had been reported stolen in St. Charles County. Police say two men from the truck, 26-year-old Jeremiah Henderson and 21-year-old Darrell Williams, reached for weapons. The officers fatally shot both men.

The truck had been stolen from a hotel parking lot in St. Charles -- the same place where many of the 34 break-ins occurred over the weekend. Police are determining if evidence links the stolen truck to the thefts.

Two others who were in the truck are in custody, and a fifth is hospitalized.

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