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Criminal Shot Dead by Man He Was Trying to Rob in St. Louis

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Criminals love to victimize those who can’t defend themselves. Because when their would-be victim is armed, things don’t usually go well for them, like a violent criminal learned this week in St. Louis, MO.

According to police, Kenneth Roundtree, 37, was shot dead when attempting to rob a man in downtown St. Louis late Sunday night.

Local news outlet KMOV reports:

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“A man was shot and killed while attempting to rob a person in downtown St. Louis late Sunday night, St. Louis police said.

The shooting took place in the 500 block of N. 14th Street, about a block south of Washington Avenue, around 11:40 p.m. Officers said the preliminary investigation suggests the man was trying to rob a victim at the location when he was shot. The deceased was later identified as Kenneth Roundtree, 37.

Monday morning police said the attempted robbery victim left before officers arrived at the scene and has not been located. Two guns were reportedly recovered.

Homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call police or CrimeStoppers.”

St. Louis has the highest crime rate in the country, according to data. It is only common sense to arm yourself in such a dangerous city.

The would-be victim apparently left the scene, which likely means one of two things.

Either the armed citizen was not able to legally own the firearm he used to defend himself, or they potentially feared targeting from the city’s far-left anti-gun District Attorney, Kim Gardner. Gardner is backed by George Soros, and is often accused of siding with criminals who share her political beliefs, while targeting those she disagrees with.

While refusing to charge Black Lives Matter rioters, she is known to viciously harass victims of their terror, like Mark McCloskey, who is now running for U.S. Senate in Missouri in response to the treatment he received from people like Gardner.

Regardless of the would-be victim’s reason for leaving the scene, Pro-Gun News always supports Americans who defend themselves from violent criminals. If there are any developments on this story, we will address them.

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Luke Rohlfing is the Editor-in-Chief at Pro-Gun News.

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