Jun 27, 12:40 PM EDT

St. Joseph homicide victim identified as 54-year-old man


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a St. Joseph homicide victim.

The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/28Y9pma ) reports that police identified the victim Monday as 54-year-old Perry Smith. Police say officers found him dead while responding Friday to a report that shots had been fired.

A 51-year-old man was taken into custody over the weekend. St. Joseph police Capt. Jeff Wilson says detectives are waiting to confirm the cause of death.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com

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