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Man shot to death in Berkeley identified

Maurice Patton Jr., 21, was found dead on Madison Avenue just after midnight Thursday
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Editor's note: The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police originally reported he was pronounced dead at the scene.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. -- A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in Berkeley just after midnight Thursday.

Police identified him as 21-year-old Maurice Patton Jr. of Berkeley.

The St. Louis County Police Department said Berkeley police responded to the 6000 block of Madison Avenue at 12:05 a.m. Patton was found with at least one gunshot wound.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The St. Louis County Police Department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 636-529-8210.

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