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Man killed in St. Louis County shooting; suspect on the loose

Moline Acres police responded to a call for a shooting at a home in the 2300 block of Chambers Road

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A man has died after a shooting at a Moline Acres home Tuesday and police are searching for a potential suspect, who officers first thought was barricaded inside the home.

Around 6:46 p.m., Moline Acres police responded to a call for a shooting at a home in the 2300 block of Chambers Road, which is just east of Halls Ferry Road.

Officers were able to go inside the home and found a man suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds, according to a press release from St. Louis County police. 

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. Wednesday, police identified him as 28-year-old Marquise Foston of St. Louis.

The Moline Acres Police Department requested help from the St. Louis County Police Department because officers said they believed an armed person was barricaded inside the home.

The department's tactical operations unit responded to the scene and police asked the public to avoid the area.

However, police later said the suspect left the scene before officers surrounded the home.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call St. Louis County Police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477)

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

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/