Alleged car thief caught in the act - KMOV.com

Alleged car thief caught in the act

(KMOV) -- An Illinois man was shot and killed while attempting to break into a car.

Charles Coats, 41, was breaking into a 29 year-old man's car on the 3100 block of North Grand. The 29 year-old man allegedly shot Coates multiple times. Coates was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Then a 55 year-old man showed up on the scene and drove the 29 year-old man's car away from the scene but was later taken into custody.

It is unknown if the victim knew the suspects. Police are saying the investigation is still on going. 

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