Police ID man fatally shot in Academy neighborhood last week

(Credit: KMOV)

A man found dead inside a vehicle is believed to be the target of a shooting in North County, St. Louis County Police said.

Police have now identified the victim as Jerel Minor of Florissant, Mo.

Officers responded to a call for a shooting just before 8:00 p.m. Friday night. The shooting occurred in the 12000 block of La Padera Lane.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Minor, 24, inside a vehicle. Minor sustained several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have labeled this shooting a homicide and the St. Louis County Police Department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating.

The suspect or suspects in this shooting are not known at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

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