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Man found shot to death in Clayton-Tamm neighborhood

A man in his 20s was found shot in a car in the McDonald’s parking lot

ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in St. Louis’ Clayton-Tamm neighborhood Thursday night.

Officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Hampton Avenue around 8:09 p.m.

A man in his 20s was found shot in a car in the McDonald’s parking lot. Police said he had multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one to his chest. He was not conscious or breathing when they arrived. 

The man was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as 22-year-old Joel Phillips.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

According to statistics on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s website, this is the first homicide of the year for the Clayton-Tamm neighborhood. 

A spokesperson from the police department said the last recorded homicide in the Clayton-Tamm neighborhood was on Dec. 30, 2016 in the 1000 block of Art Hill Place. A 36-year-old man was stabbed to death. 

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