Man killed during suspected home invasion
A Dardenne Prairie man shot and killed a man he alleges invaded his home Wednesday night.
Police were called to a home in the 1600 block of Du Vall Courtin Dardenne Prairie just after 9 p.m. on March 28 in reference to a home invasion.
Lt. Craig McGuire, with the St.Charles County Sheriff’s Department, said a husband and wife were watching television when the husband noticed someone looking in their French doors. The suspect threw a landscaping rock through the French doors and burst into the home.
“The couple jumped up and retreated, but the suspect knocked the wife on the ground and started to assault her,” said McGuire.
The husband, who is 65, tried to help his wife but could not overpower the suspect. McGuire said he then ran upstairs and grabbed a 38-caliber revolver. The husband told the suspect to leave his wife alone. When he failed to stop, the husband fired one shot into the upper torso the suspect. He helped his wife get away and called 911.
The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old William Carlton of the 2000 block of 4th Street in St. Charles. Carlton was transported to a local hospital, but later died.
McGuire said it appears the suspect chose the home at random, as the couple did not know the man. An investigation is ongoing.