A 33-year-old St. Louis man died after being shot over the weekend in the backyard of a relative's home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.
Francisco Chairez-Munoz, who police said was visiting relatives was in the yard of a home on the 5100 block of South Kostner Avenue at about 2 a.m..
As Chairez-Munoz and the relative were in the yard someone snuck into the yard from an alley and began firing, striking Chairez-Munoz, police said. After the shooting the offender fled south.
Chairez-Munoz was initially taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he wsa later pronounced dead , at 11:40 p.m. Monday