ST. LOUIS — A 21-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning after a shooting and crash in St. Louis.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers received a "Shotspotter" call in the 1100 block of Walton Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Right after that call, officers were called to Page Boulevard and Euclid Avenue for a report of an accident with injuries.
There, police said they found a man with a gunshot wound lying on the street outside of a car. Police believe the victim may have been ejected from the car during the crash. Police also said the car had bullet holes.
Investigators said a large amount of shell casings were found in the 1100 block of Walton Avenue.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he later died as a result of his injuries. Police said doctors weren't initially able to determine if he died from the shooting or the crash.
The Medical Examiner's Officer on Tuesday determined the victim's death to be a homicide.
On Thursday, the victim was identified as 21-year-old Trayveon Jones, of St. Louis.
There was no word on a motive or whether any arrests had been made in connection to the fatal incident as of Tuesday morning. Police had not identified the victim.
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.
The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”
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."
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.
Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to de-escalate violent situations within their own communities.
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