Police ID man fatally shot in Academy neighborhood last week

(Credit: KMOV)

A man is dead after attempting to carjack a vehicle in the Penrose Neighborhood Monday morning.

Just after 7:00 a.m., police said an individual shot the male suspect as the suspect attempted to carjack him. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Newstead Avenue and Anderson Avenue.

The would-be carjacker, later identified as Christopher Nelson, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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