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Surveillance photos released of suspect responsible for shooting near City Museum

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Firefighters said a man was fatally shot in a parking lot near the City Museum Friday afternoon.

Authorities said 28-year-old Michael Jackson, Jr. was shot  around 1:30 p.m. in a parking lot near the intersection of 14th and Lucas. The City Museum is located at 16th and Washington. Authorities said Jackson, who is homeless, got into an argument with the suspect. The two then got into a physical altercation before Jackson tried to run.

"[It is] particularly worrisome it happened in broad daylight," said St. Louis Police Captain Dan Howard. "A slight physical altercation leads to a shooting and now a death." Police believe the suspect and Jackson knew each other.

As Jackson was running away, he was shot twice, according to police and witnesses. Police said they had extra officer nearby to protect students who are in town for a robotics competition.

Police say the suspect is a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build and long braids pulled into a bun. He was wearing a red, white, and blue jacket and light colored pants. He was seen leaving the scene in what is believed to be a white Ford Focus.

Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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