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Man shot and killed overnight in busy area of St. Louis

Crime scene curtains were set up near a stone monument in Memorial Plaza south of the Soldier's Memorial Military Museum.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — A man was shot and killed overnight in a busy area of St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to a call for shots fired at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. A man was found shot on the 1300 block of Market Street in the Downtown West neighborhood, near the Soldier's Memorial Museum and St. Louis City Hall.

The man was initially reported as breathing when police found him, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, police identified him as 20-year-old Tariq Redden of Florissant, Missouri.

Police had no suspect information as of Friday afternoon.

Crime scene curtains were set up in Memorial Plaza near a stone monument south of the museum and two surrounding blocks were shut down overnight while police worked the scene. A 5 On Your Side photographer spotted investigators walking the surrounding grounds and entering the museum looking for evidence. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department's Homicide Division directly at 314- 444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). 

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/