The Big Bloody: Man Charged with Killing Visitor in His North County Home

click to enlarge Mark Gerler - Police Handout
Police Handout
Mark Gerler
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney issued warrants today against Mark A. Gerler, 30, of the 11000 block of Bellefontaine in North St. Louis County.

Gerler has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of a 32-year-old male acquaintance. According to the St. Louis County Police, the acquaintance was in Gerler's home around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday when the two got into an argument that turned physical.

Gerler then shot the man -- whose name has not been released -- in the chest. Gerler was arrested at the scene and a weapon was recovered. He is currently being held on $250,000 cash-only bond.

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