RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. ( – A contractor working inside Maggiano’s Little Italy in Richmond Heights shot a man who forced his way inside overnight.

Maggiano’s Little Italy shooting

Police outside of Maggiano’s Little Italy in Richmond Heights on June 17, 2021.

Around 3:40 a.m. Thursday, officers with the police department were called to the restaurant at 22 The Boulevard for a shooting. When they arrived, officers said contractors inside of the building told them they confronted a man who forced his way in through the restaurant’s front entrance. One of the contractors was armed with a gun and shot when the intruder charged at him, according to police.

The intruder, who was from Arnold, was shot in the lower body and taken to the hospital. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive. Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.

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