Man dies after carjacking and shooting in south St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO —  The city recorded it's 122 homicide in 2018 Tuesday night. Michael Puckett, 56, was found dead by police in the 5400 block of Idaho Avenue in the Carondelet neighborhood at around 10:30pm.  His body had multiple gunshot wounds and was discovered in an alley.

Officers were in the area responding to a report of gunshots.  They say Puckett was the victim of a carjacking.  The suspect fled in his red 2017 Hyundai Tucson.

Homicide detectives are now handling this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).