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Man dies after shooting in Ferguson

Man dies after shooting in Ferguson


Updated Monday with a cash reward for information.

FERGUSON — A man killed Friday night after a shooting in Ferguson has been identified.

Police say Austin Phillips, 26, of St. Ann was shot at around 9:30 p.m. near Highmont Drive and Gage Drive in Ferguson. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The Major Case Squad is investigating.

Police said the incident apparently "began as a verbal altercation" involving two people "familiar with each other."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ferguson Police Department at 314-522-3100 or leave an anonymous tip by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). The Major Case Squad has announced a $5000 reward for those with information.

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