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Suspect charged in connection with south St. Louis homicide

When officers arrived at the scene on Jan. 11, they found Isaiah Danfort unconscious with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Credit: KSDK
A curtain in the street on the 5300 block of South Compton where police said they found a man unconscious and not breathing.

ST. LOUIS — A man is facing charges after a man was found shot to death in south St. Louis earlier this month.

Quinton Roberts is being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, first-degree murder, and armed criminal action.

It stems from an incident that took place on Jan. 11. Police said they were called to the 5300 block of South Compton Avenue at around 9:12 p.m. for a report of a shooting. 

When they arrived, they found an unconscious man suffering from a gunshot wound. They said he was not breathing when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead by EMS workers on the scene of the shooting.

The victim was identified as Isaiah Danfort, a 25-year-old from St. Louis.

On Jan. 27, St. Louis police announced an arrest in the case. Initially, the Circuit Attorney's Office only issued the unlawful possession of a firearm charge. Upon further review, they added the murder and armed criminal action charges Saturday morning.

The ongoing investigation is being handled by the department's homicide division.

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 between and 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/

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