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Man shot and killed behind St. Louis apartment complex, suspect charged

Police identified him as 36-year-old Shelby Lamont Spight

ST. LOUIS — A suspect has been charged after a man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in St. Louis' Fountain Park neighborhood.

Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Shelby Lamont Spight of St. Louis.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded at 11:34 p.m. to 700 N. Euclid Ave., where officers found Spight on the ground in the parking lot behind an apartment complex.

Spight had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police located a suspect and took him into custody without incident. 

Friday, St. Louis police announced 30-year-old Dewayne Jefferson has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Credit: St. Louis police
Dewayne Jefferson