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Police ID victim in south St. Louis apartment invasion

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(KMOV) -- Homicide investigators spent several hours at the scene of a deadly home invasion in South St. Louis.

Police say around 4:00 Tuesday morning 45-year-old Stephen Williams was shot and killed in his apartment above a store front at 5618 South Grand near Bates.

A witness inside the apartment tells police that Williams got out of his bed after hearing a noise. Two suspects then entered the apartment with weapons. The suspects reportedly demanded money from Williams and then shot him in the neck before fleeing the scene.

Police say a 26-year-old man in another apartment unit was injured when he heard the noise and opened his door. One of the suspects fired a shot and hit the man's door. The man suffered minor injuries from wood fragments that flew off the door.

At one point, eight police cars and two mobile crime lab vans were at the scene.

Police have no description beyond "two black men."  They believe the victim knew the suspects.

News Four's Mark Schnyder spoke to a woman leaving the building who said she's the sister-in-law of the victim and was in the apartment when the shooting happened.  She was unwilling to speak about what happened but when Mark asked her if she knew who shot her brother-in-law she shook her head and walked away.

Mark also spoke to three people who live on that second floor of the building where the homicide happened.  All three said they did not hear the gun shots Tuesday morning. 

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