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Man found shot to death inside St. Louis County home

Officers found 26-year-old Darius Crenshaw dead inside a home with at least one gunshot wound
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Police found a man shot to death inside a home in north St. Louis County early Friday morning.

The St. Louis County Police Department said officers from its North County Precinct responded shortly after 1:30 a.m. for a shooting on the 9800 block of Ventura Drive north of Jennings.

Officers found  26-year-old Darius Crenshaw dead inside a home with at least one gunshot wound.

According to police, Crenshaw entered the home on Ventura Drive unannounced. The two residents inside, a 31-year-old man and a 25-year old man, believed they were being burglarized, so they shot Crenshaw, killing him.

The two men were interviewed by police and subsequently released.

The department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 636-529-8210 or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).

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

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