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Man found shot to death in south St. Louis Sunday identified

The victim was identified Tuesday as 27-year-old Obbie Shaw III
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ST. LOUIS — A man was found shot to death in south St. Louis Sunday morning.

Police were called to Alaska Avenue and Schirmer Street at around 11:29 a.m. for a report of a person down. When officers arrived, they found a man in the alley with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim was identified Tuesday as 27-year-old Obbie Shaw III.

No other information was provided.

The Homicide Division responded and is handling the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (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 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/