Dwayne Scales: St. Louis Homicide No. 111; Killed in Gun Battle That Wounded Two Others

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Twenty-four-year-old Dwayne Scales was discovered dead from a gunshot wound Saturday evening in the 5700 block of Theodore (below).

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Police report that Scales and several other men were involved in an argument that turned violent as it spilled out of a home in the Walnut Park East neighborhood around 5 p.m. November 13.

After being shot in the chest, Scales, of the 4200 block of Athlone Avenue, reentered the home and drew his last breath hiding in the basement.

A 21-year-old man shot in the arm in the melee was found in a nearby alleyway. Another victim -- a 22-year-old male was shot in the back and found in the backyard of the home. He remains in critical condition at a hospital. The man shot in the arm was treated and released.

Police were looking for a fourth man involved in the shooting.

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