BERKELEY, Mo. — A man was killed, and another was injured in a gunfight in Berkeley, Missouri, Sunday morning.
In a press release, St. Louis County police said a 26-year-old man was killed and another man was shot in the leg and injured at a home on Larry Lane. The injured man is expected to survive his injuries.
The press release said officers were alerted to a shooting at around 2 a.m. Berkeley police said they got a call for a shooting on the 6600 block of Larry Lane. When they arrived, they found a man outside with a gunshot wound to his leg.
He told police he got into a gunfight with a man who was inside the home. When paramedics arrived on the scene, they pronounced the man dead inside the home.
He was identified as 26-year-old Monterio Smith. His address was listed as the 6700 block of Larry Lane.
The St. Louis County Police Department was requested to take over the investigation.
The press release said the investigation into the deadly shooting remains active.
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.
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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.