ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The second homicide in as many nights is also the second homicide of the year in St. Louis.

Police tells KMOX News that a man was found shot in a rear apartment in the 2600 block of Hickory just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

He died a short time later.

First homicide of 2014

Nearly a week into the new year St. Louis recorded its first homicide of 2014.

25-year-old Patrick Davis is described in a police report as a “suspect-victim”, saying he approached two people in the 4500 block of Blair Monday evening and tried to rob them at gunpoint.

One of the targets of the attempted robbery pulled his own gun and shot Davis several times.

It was later revealed that Davis had come to the area looking to buy drugs.

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