ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the homicide of a 46-year-old man.
St. Louis police said at the scene they responded to the call for the shooting in the 8900 block of Newby Street in north St. Louis shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday.
The man, identified as Charles Lawrence Jr., was shot multiple times, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are trying to locate witnesses to the shooting. No other information about the homicide was available.
This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.
Anyone with information about the homicide can call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.
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/