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Alex Mitchell, 27, of Imperial was shot and killed during an altercation at an apartment in the 2800 block of Blackforest Drive in south St. Louis County, authorities reported.

St. Louis County Police were dispatched to the apartment just after 2 p.m. May 31 after a burglary in progress was reported. When officers arrived, they found Mitchell suffering from a gunshot wound, St. Louis County Police reported.

The officers treated Mitchell at the scene in an attempt to save his life, but after he was transported to an area hospital, he died a short time later, the report said.

Someone who lived near the apartment where Mitchell was shot reported hearing a door being forced open and a woman screaming. The neighbor told investigators he went to the apartment with a gun after hearing the disturbance, according to the report.

The neighbor told police he fired his gun and a bullet struck Mitchell, St. Louis County Police reported.

Investigators said the woman in the apartment where the shooting occurred had been in a romantic relationship with Mitchell, according to the report.

St. Louis County Police said the man who allegedly shot Mitchell is cooperating with the investigation and has not been charged with a crime.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 636-529-8210. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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