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KERMIT PATTISON STAFF WRITER
A home robbery in St. Paul was foiled after one of the victims wrestled away a rifle and killed one of his attackers, police said today.
Two men, armed with a rifle and handgun, forced their way into a home on 959 Fuller Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Thursday and held Craig Trottier and James Perrin at gunpoint, according to St. Paul police. One of the men, Brice Moore, 17, of St. Paul, took Perrin to the second story of the house, police said.
Trottier, who remained on the first floor, grabbed the rifle from the other man, identified by police as Leneal Land, 21, also of St. Paul, who then ran from the house.
Trottier, armed with the rifle, went upstairs and saw Perrin being held at gunpoint, police said. He fired several times, killing Moore. Afterwards he called police, officials said.
St. Paul police continue to investigate the events. Land was arrested shortly after the robbery attempt, and police say he is expected to be charged today with first-degree armed robbery.
Kermit Pattison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 228-2183.