ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters put out four small fires in a vacant building in the Dutchtown neighborhood of south St. Louis overnight.
Someone set an old mattress, a pallet, and other materials on fire in four different areas of the building on south Grand Boulevard Near Meramec Street. That was just before 2:30 a.m.
It’s the same building where a 29-year-old man was found shot to death Thursday afternoon.
Officers responded to a call in south St. Louis regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered Levar Cummings, 29, in a vacant building with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS pronounced Cummings dead at the scene. The shooting occurred around 3:40 p.m.
The Homicide Division is currently investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371. Those wishing to remain anonymous while providing tips can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).