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Homeless man identified as 191st homicide victim of year in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS • St. Louis police identified a homeless man as the victim of a shooting Wednesday in the 4000 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue. 

Erick L. Burton, 26, was found dead of gunshot wounds at about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities have not released further information about a motive. They say they have no suspect.

Burton's death was the 191st homicide this year in St. Louis, according to a department tally. There were 188 in all of 2016. There were 172 homicides on the same date last year.

Read earlier story about city's homicides. 

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