BERKELEY, Mo. – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a double shooting that left a man dead in Berkeley early Sunday morning.
Officer Adrian Washington, a spokesman for the police, said that they got a call about a shooting at the Mint Townhomes in the 6600 block of Larry Lane at around 2 a.m. Police found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police claim the victim said he was in a gunfight with another man, who was inside a nearby apartment.
Paramedics responded and located the other shooter, identified as Monterio Smith, dead inside the residence. He was 26.
The individual with the leg wound was taken to a nearby hospital, Washington said. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. You can also call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward.