Dad shoots, kills man who held gun to teen daughter

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A father in St. Louis, MO shoots and kills a man after he held a gun to his seventeen-year-old daughter’s head. Police say it began with two men taking the girl at gunpoint, forcing her into her home. The girl  had been outside getting something from her car. They attempted to push her back into the home, but her father pulled out his own weapon. He says he had no choice but to open fire. “He was holding her hostage. She was a human shield. So I did what I had to do.”

KTVI reports the girl’s mother also got a gun and started shooting but she didn’t hit anyone.

The man he shot and killed was Terrell Johnson, 31, of St. Louis. The second suspect, who the father says was wearing a mask, is Cortez McClinton, 33, also of St. Louis.

More information: KTVI



  • Ed L

    I don't see anything, "Wild Wild West" about it. The man did it to save his daughter. I would do the same thing! What would you do? No way to defend yourself , you daughter and home. Would you ask him to put the gun down?

  • Don

    He will go to jail now. A pantyhose wearing judge will send him to jail.
    He will probably get life.

    • justmyopinion

      probably , because DEFENSE is not acceptable half the time, and he died from the gunshot , so basically it was first degree murder. but even defending his home and daughter they will still give him jail time which i think is ridiculous.

  • KevSco1971

    Anyone confused about the facts in this case needs to read the article Fox cited. The two suspects involved were not good guys, apparently at least one of them wore a mask and was previously facing a murder investigation. These guys were dangerous and the family was very lucky, if not traumatized by what they faced and having to defend themselves from these animals.

    "The two suspects were not strangers to police. Terrell Johnson, the dead man, has served time in the Missouri prison system for first degree robbery. He had been given a sixteen year sentence."

    "Cortez McClinton was charged with first degree murder in the 2010 killing of Brian Reed. Reed was found dead in his car on Minnesota Street in South St. Louis. But in 2012, the circuit attorney’s office says those charges had to be dropped because witnesses wouldn’t cooperate."

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