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Man found shot to death inside apartment in south St. Louis

According to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, police got a call for a shooting in the 3900 block of Chippewa at around 9:45 p.m.
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St. Louis police investigating after a man was found shot to death inside an apartment on Chippewa Street Monday night.

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside an apartment on Chippewa Street Monday night.

According to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, police got a call for a shooting in the 3900 block of Chippewa Street at around 9:45 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man in his 50s inside the apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.

The man was pronounced dead inside the apartment where they found him.

On Thursday afternoon, police identified the victim as 53-year-old Richard Lee Brock. Police said he lived in the apartment where he was found dead.

No other information about the shooting was provided.

Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide division at 314-444-5371 or leave an anonymous tip with 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.

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 an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

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.

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