On Friday afternoon around 4:15 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of 3780 S. Park Avenue.

Officers found a male victim in the alleyway, north of the business, upon arrival. They began rendering aid when they learned he had sustained gunshot trauma.

Jacob Dean Stark, 30-years-old, was transported to a hospital, but died upon arrival due to his injuries.

Detectives found in their investigation that Stark had been in the area with a friend when he was approached by the suspect in the parking lot. The suspect shot Stark and ran away.

Detectives were able to get a basic description and are following up on leads, but are still hoping to find a motive. Anyone with information is urged to call 88-CRIME.


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