Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Homeowner, Suspect Killed in St. Charles County Home Invasion

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Homeowner, Suspect Killed in St. Charles County Home Invasion

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY * A homeowner and a man who allegedly invaded his home here early Monday were killed in gunfire that also wounded one of the owner's sons, police said.

Officials identified the resident who died as Daniel Patrick Donovan, 53, and the dead suspect as Amonte Savyon Dees, 21, of St. Peters.

The men were found about 4 a.m. Monday in the backyard of a home in the first block of Southwinds Drive, off Salt Lick Road and south of Interstate 70.

The initial confrontation apparently centered around drugs, police said. Officers found drug paraphernalia in the home. The St. Charles County Drug Task Force was helping in the investigation.

Police said they were not looking for any other suspects.

Val Joyner, a spokeswoman for the St. Charles County police, said officers were still trying to sort out who shot whom and how many shots were fired. …

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