Man fatally shot while celebrating birthday at Waffle House

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating after a shooting at a restaurant chain left one man dead.  He has been identified as Justin Jones, 26, of Jennings, Missouri.

Police were called to the Waffle House located in the 4500 block of James S. McDonnell Blvd, near Natural Bridge at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday after reports of gunfire.

According to family members, Jones was at Waffle House celebrating his birthday with his girlfriend and cousins.

Police said the suspect shot the victim through the window and fled. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The family members said they didn’t recognize the gunman and he took off in a vehicle with tinted windows. That person is still being sought.

Anyone who might have seen or heard something or has information about the case is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5000.

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