An Illinois man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 24-year-old outside a gas station in Missouri.
A shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Conoco gas station around 2:10 a.m. on January 7, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Surveillance footage by Jesse Lopez trying to steal a car According to the KSDK, Kress, from Sauget, Illinois, chased Lopez and shot him three times.
Officers found Lopez unconscious and not breathing. Police said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police in St. Charles County, adjacent to St. Louis County “Suspicious vehicle” found On Tuesday, January 17, KMOV reported that police had identified it as Kress’s. According to the TV station, he was captured nearby hiding in a storeroom at a mobile home park.
Kress, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and an armed crime, according to the St. Louis Police Department.
Missouri Law It states that a person can use deadly force in self-defense, but not in defense of his property.
Those who use lethal force must “prove that they reasonably believed that physical or lethal force was necessary to protect themselves.” the law says.
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