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    St. Louis police identify Branson resident killed in downtown shooting

    By Ryan Collingwood, Springfield News-Leader,


    Police have identified the Branson resident killed in a June 2 shooting in downtown St. Louis.

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police told the News-Leader they responded to a shooting call at Washington Avenue and 16th Street and found 51-year-old Lonnie Sansoucie with a gunshot wound. He died at a nearby hospital.

    The News-Leader asked St. Louis police in an email if a suspect had been named, but the department responded with a report that noted "Suspect(s:): Unknown." An earlier report by St. Louis TV station KMOV said police questioned a person of interest, another Branson resident, and that detectives had been communicating with the Branson Police Department.

    Sansoucie's death marked three St. Louis homicides that weekend, according to KMOV, which reportedly included 10 shootings in which 17 people were injured.

    "I lost one of the best brothers you could ever ask for. He would do anything for anyone and made you laugh doing it (and maybe a little weirded out and confused at the same time)," Sansoucie's sister, Dana, posted to a GoFundMe page to help fund the man's funeral. "He left behind an 18 year old daughter, Tara that just graduated as well as our mother, myself and 3 other brothers."

    Police said the investigation in the man's death is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

    This article originally appeared on Springfield News-Leader: St. Louis police identify Branson resident killed in downtown shooting

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