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Police investigate deadly shooting near Cherokee Street

Shortly after the shooting, detectives were focusing on a barbershop near the intersection. The victim was identified Tuesday as 19-year-old Jonathan Rubio Cruz
Credit: KSDK

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).