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Homicide No. 34: Jermaine Johnson, 20, Found Unconscious in North St. Louis, Shot in Face

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When police responded to calls for a shooting early this morning, they were already too late.

Jermaine Johnson, twenty, was lying unconscious at the corner of Darby Street and Natural Bridge Avenue, police say. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body -- and police pronounced him dead on the scene.

He is the 34th homicide victim this year in the city of St. Louis.

Police have very few details beyond that.

Johnson was a black male who lived on the 1900 block of North 13th Street in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood.

The report says that officers responded to calls for a shooting at around 2 a.m. this morning to the 3700 block of Darby Street in the Pine Lawn neighborhood.

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via Google Maps

Johnson had gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and left foot and a laceration to his face, police say.

Cops spoke to witnesses who reported hearing gunshots, but police at this time don't have any more specifics to offer about the ongoing investigation. The suspect is unknown.

Here's the full SLMPD report.

Incident: Homicide
Location: 3700 block of Darby
Date/Time: 05/21/13 @ 01:55
Victim: Jermaine Johnson, 20-year old black male of the 1900 block of N. 13th St.
Suspect(s): Unknown
Officers responded to a call for a shooting and upon arrival, discovered the victim lying unconscious in a street at the above location. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder and his left foot and a laceration to his face. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Investigation revealed witnesses who reported hearing gunshots. The investigation is ongoing.

See also:
- Zachary Barber Charged In Death of Son Isiah, Age 2; Allegedly Admits Striking Him
- Homicide No. 32: Pierre Childs, 16, Shot By Group of Suspects, Found On Street
- Homicide No. 31: Terrance Morgan, 41, Shot Several Times in Head, Found in Alley

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15 comments
Kim Dangerfield
Kim Dangerfield

Thank you , Esteban, you have just given me one more reason to leave

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

ronald reagan? really? i don't think he promised to "fundamentally transform america". he just fixed the damage done by carter.

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

You embarrass yourself on the daily here, and while, you may vent how you truly feel, you don't have the sack to go anywhere and preach your troglodyte tripe.... Please do it I beg ya.... Anywhere inside of city lines...

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

You dont have to be racist to be dumb, but you most certainly do have to be dumb to be racist... " they should just show an afro pick." Im damn proud I don't know a word over 5 characters or 2 syllables long.

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

Lets try 1980.... Saint Alzheimers.... Lest you forget.

Karen Hall
Karen Hall

and you have to admit, it seems some areas and their people care more about those lives than others. numbers don't lie.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

in 2009, we began to "fundamentally transform america"...this is what we got.

Julie Jordan
Julie Jordan

Really the same picture and the same story. Maybe its time to find a new blog team. At least get creative.

Brian Zimmer
Brian Zimmer

Christ, about three times the number of homicides in Canada the entire five years we lived there!

Kim Dangerfield
Kim Dangerfield

STL land of the self-righteous segregationists and their view on logistical placement. A life is a life.

Allen Ward
Allen Ward

They should just show a picture of north St. Louis and everything explains itself.

Adam Stahlman
Adam Stahlman

I'm pretty sure this wasn't the only time he was shot...unless this is just an extremely common name in st. Louis...and in that case, why are they always shot? Just saying...

Barry Bean
Barry Bean

Instead of showing a gun, you should show a map of where these crimes have occurred.

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