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24-year-old man charged with second-degree murder after victim dies from pelvic injury in February shooting

On Monday afternoon, James Armstrong, 24, was charged with second-degree murder by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office.
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ST. LOUIS — A 24-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder Monday afternoon by the St. Louis circuit attorney’s office after he allegedly shot and killed another man in February. 

On Feb. 8, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Division was called out to the Mark Twain neighborhood regarding a reported shooting. Police said the incident occurred shortly before 3 that Wednesday evening at 4540 N. Union Boulevard. 

When officers arrived, they found a man lying on a parking lot shot in his pelvis, initially conscious and breathing. The man’s condition became critical and unstable while being taken to an area hospital. He was later pronounced dead.  

Police identified the man as 25-year-old Jerry Savage, of Dellwood.

No further information was provided by police regarding the case. 

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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 deescalate violent situations within their own communities.

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