Demetrius Cortez Jackson: St. Louis Homicide No. 56; Teen Shot Dead in North City

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St. Louis police are investigating the homicide last night of 17-year-old Demetrius Cortez Jackson. Witnesses say they saw a black male suspect, also in his teens, fire several shots at Jackson before running away.

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Police nearby heard the gunfire and arrived to the scene in the 1500 block of North 20th Street (above) to find Jackson, of the 6300 block of Ridge near the city limits with Wellston, dead on the ground. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. More info as it develops.

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