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Major Case Squad investigating Ferguson shooting death

Major Case Squad investigating Ferguson shooting death

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UPDATED at 4 p.m. on Sunday with the identity of the victim.

FERGUSON —The Major Case Squad was activated to investigate a shooting death Friday night in the 300 block of South Dellwood Avenue, police said.

Ferguson police officers were investigating an alert of gunshots at the location at 8:22 p.m. and a man with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. The officers were unable to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man was identified on Sunday by the Major Case Squad as Rashon Butler, 30, of St. Louis County.

Ferguson Police Chief Jason Armstrong said in a press release that investigators think the shooting was a targeted attack, and was not related to celebratory gunfire in the area.

Ferguson had at least five homicides in 2020, the stltoday.com homicide map shows, including a double homicide on Nov. 9.

Major Case investigators ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the tip line at 314-522-3100, Ext. 5224, or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

Updated with more information on victim

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