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Demetrius Murphy identifed as Gravois Park shooting victim

6:37 PM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A south St. Louis shooting victim has been identified.

Police say 15-year-old Demetrius Murphy and 17-year-old Michael Bryant were attempting to burglarize a home in Gravois Park just before 1:30 a.m. when one of them was shot by a resident of the home.

When officers arrived at the home in the 3700 block of Tennessee Avenue, they found Murphy dead of a gunshot wound.

Police say a 33-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were in the home during the attempted burglary.

The man told police he heard a noise outside the rear of the home and went to investigate. He said he confronted Murphy and then shot him.

Bryant was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder and first-degree attempted burglary.

Bond information has not been released.

KSDK

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