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Police identify man fatally shot in head in St. Louis

Police identify man fatally shot in head in St. Louis


UPDATED at 11 a.m. Tuesday with victim's name and additional details from police

ST. LOUIS • A man was fatally shot in the head Monday night. 

Damien Bynum, 39, was found on the sidewalk just before 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of James Cool Papa Bell Avenue, police said. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Bynum, who lived in the same block of Cool Papa Bell, had been in a verbal altercation with a man. The man fired shots and ran off. Police have made no arrests and had no description of the gunman.

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Reporter covering breaking news and crime by night. Born in Algeria but grew up in St. Louis. Previously reported for The Associated Press in Jackson, Mississippi and at the Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kansas.

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