Brian Vazquez Death – Obituary : “A homeowner who fatally shot an intruder in Webster Groves will not be charged,” Wesley Bell a St. Louis County Prosecutor stated Thursday.
Bell said in a statement that the shooting was “clearly” a case of a person protecting his home and family from an intruder.
43-year-old Brian Vazquez was shot when he entered the house morning of Aug. 13 through a back door and ignored the homeowner’s demands that he leave, police said.
Vazquez was transported to the hospital, where he died.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Vazquez was staying with friends about six houses from where he was shot and his friends believe he entered the home by mistake.
Webster Groves police Chief Dale Curtis said Thursday investigators have not been able to determine why Vazquez went into the house.
Curtis stated, he agreed with the prosecutor’s decision.