Man found dead in running vehicle

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(KTVI) - Several residents at a north St. Louis apartment complex said they were shaken after finding a crime scene right outside their windows early Tuesday morning.

Witnesses said a man was walking past the O’Fallon Place Apartments on Cass Avenue near 15th Street.  Just before 7:30 a.m., he noticed an unresponsive man in the front seat of a gold Yukon SUV and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the front driver's-side window. That witness flagged down neighbors, who then called police.

Homicide detectives and the crime lab responded. Cass was shut down for about an hour-and-a-half while police investigated and towed the vehicle.  Police say, the victim, 36-year-old Tom A. Jones, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors say they have never seen the truck in the area before.

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