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Scotty Lee turning himself in at St. Louis Police Headquarters (Credit: Justin Andrews / News 4) Scotty Lee turning himself in at St. Louis Police Headquarters (Credit: Justin Andrews / News 4)
Scotty Joseph Lee, 32, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree assault.  Credit: SLMPD Scotty Joseph Lee, 32, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree assault.  Credit: SLMPD
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The alleged Ballpark Village shooter turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, Scotty Joseph Lee, 32, was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree assault. Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, News 4 was there as he turned himself in at police headquarters in downtown St. Louis.

Police allege that he shot and killed Corey Hall, 38, of Spanish Lake, and shot another man in his 30s after an argument broke out during a private event at the venue Sunday night. Authorities said after everyone evacuated the rooftop at Ballpark Village, he told someone that he fired shots at two people inside.

Lee's attorney, Dramond Foster, was with him as he turned himself in. 

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"Obviously, he's remorseful for what has transpired," Foster said. "However, he's confident that once this case is completely over that he will be exonerated of these charges." 

Foster told News 4 he received a call from the suspect Tuesday morning. In the call, Lee, who is a truck driver, reportedly told him he was out of town working and was looking for representation. After getting the call, Foster said he advised Lee to turn himself in fast. 

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"To turn himself in, to set the tone at this point that he is going to be fighting to have his name exonerated of these charges," said Foster.

In light of the shooting, Cardinals team president Bill DeWitt III said the team and the others who run Ballpark Village are re-evaluating security protocols at the venue.

Hall's family said they can't comment on the investigation, but said in part "Charges cannot replace a husband, father, brother and dear friend to the community of St. Louis at large."

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Police said Lee goes back and forth between Texas and the St. Louis area. Anyone with information should call police or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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