Louis Baker: St. Louis Homicide No. 77; Shot to Death at Labadie and Vandeventer

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St. Louis police have identified the man gunned down at the corner of Labadie and Vandeventer (below) in north city Friday.

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Louis Baker, 32, of the 4200 block of Sacramento Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene around 7:30 p.m. August 27. Baker had been shot several times in the head and torso. Police say they're looking for a 27-year-old male suspect.

Through today St. Louis has recorded 77 homicides. Last year at this time the city had 85 murders.