ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed near Cherokee Street in south St. Louis Monday night.
Police said they were called the intersection of Cherokee Street and Minnesota Avenue at around 7:45 p.m. for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was unconscious and not breathing when officers arrived. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
The man was identified Tuesday as 19-year-old Jonathan Rubio Cruz.
No other information about the shooting was provided.
Homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation. Shortly after the shooting, detectives were focusing their investigation on a barbershop near the intersection.
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).