Man fatally shoots brother during hammer attack - KMOV.com

Man fatally shoots brother during hammer attack

Posted: Updated:
A man was shot and killed in the 5800 block of DeGiverville Thursday (Credit: KMOV) A man was shot and killed in the 5800 block of DeGiverville Thursday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A man was fatally shot after he attacked his girlfriend with a hammer in west St. Louis late Thursday night, police said.

The shooting happened in the 5800 block of DeGiverville around 11:45 p.m.

Gary Peters, 48, allegedly attacked his 67-year-old girlfriend with a hammer, hitting her in the head multiple times. A brother of Peters tried to intervene and was attacked by him.

The brother then retrieved a gun and shot Peters in the stomach. 

Peters was taken to a hospital, but later died. The female victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for blunt force trauma to the head.

The man who fired the shots was taken into custody.

No other details have been released.

Copyright 2015 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly