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Man found shot to death in north St. Louis alley, police investigating

Officers were called to the area for a report of a "sudden death" at around 8:10 p.m. Police said the man appeared to be in his 20s.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in an alley in north St. Louis.

The man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the back alley of the 2000 block of Angelica Street in north St. Louis, according to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Officers were called to the area for a report of a "sudden death" at around 8:10 a.m. He was identified in an updated police report on Dec. 6 as Fontez Combs, Jr., a 20-year-old man from Madison, Illinois.

Homicide detectives were put in charge of the investigation. The suspect information was still listed as "unknown" as of Dec. 6.

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

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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