Shooting victim found dead on side of road in Berkeley identified

St. Louis County Police in the 8200 block of Courtney after a body was found Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

BERKELEY, Mo. ( – A man was found shot to death on the side of a St. Louis County road Wednesday morning has been identified.

Police say 56-year-old Mark Fowler of Ferguson, Mo is the shooting victim found lying on the side of the road in the 8200 block of Courtney Avenue around 8 am. Fowler was found shot and appeared to suffer from severe physical injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

For several hours, police blocked off the area while investigators worked on the crime scene. A K-9 unit was also brought in.

There is no word from police as to whether the victim had been killed at the site his body was found or was killed elsewhere and left in that area. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

The Berkeley Police Department requested the St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit to lead the investigation. The incident is being classified as a homicide.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to contact police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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