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Husband and wife kill man who held their teenage daughter hostage during home invasion

Terrell Johnson and Cortez McClinton

Terrell Johnson and Cortez McClinton

A husband and wife in St. Louis stopped a pair of armed robbers who attempted a home invasion on June 9. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Terrell Johnson, 31, and Cortez McClinton, 33, approached a 17-year-old girl while she was getting items from a car around 11 p.m.

The men grabbed the teenager and held a gun to her head. They entered the girl’s home and used her as a hostage while her parents and a 5-year-old boy were inside. The teen’s father and mother, both 34, saw the men and grabbed their guns.

The husband and wife began firing shots at the armed robbers. The teen’s father shot and killed Johnson. He also shot McClinton in the chest and thighs. Johnson died at the scene and McClinton fled on foot.

McClinton was able to get a ride to a local hospital were he was treated and arrested. Johnson and McClinton both have a history of committing crime. McClinton was charged with murder in 2010, but witnesses would not cooperate with police.

The teenager and her family members were not harmed during the shooting  incident. Police continue to investigate the crime.


  1. Armed in the Villa on June 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Justice IMHO

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  2. Lyric on June 12, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Good for them!

  3. lou on June 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    yes justice supreme , they both ought to be underground that child could have been even killed by the parents guns by accident but those parents were smart and good with guns apparently i imagine the burgulars did not have agun ?

    • Midnights Williams on June 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm


  4. Ms. Montgomery on June 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Now if that isn’t a parent’s love for their child…

  5. VLF on June 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Case closed

    • Knottiehottie314 on June 29, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Right, they should charge McClinton with his partners murder & let that be that.