Illinois State Police Investigate Murder and Shooting Involving Officer in Eastern Metropolitan Area | Crime-and-Courts
WASHINGTON PARK – Illinois State Police officers are investigating a connection, if any, between a murder in Washington Park and a shooting involving an officer in East St. Louis early Friday morning.
ISP says the murder took place at 12:35 a.m. in the 5500 block of Avon Place. KSDK-TV reports spotting a Washington Park police car with multiple bullet holes in the windshield parked about 20 yards from the murder victim.
Police did not report any injuries to an officer.
St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. identified the Washington Park murder victim as Delian Quincy Smith, 35, of the 5600 block of 58th Street, East St. Louis.
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A shootout involving police took place shortly after at 25th Street and Argonne Drive East St. Louis.
St. Louis Police said the crash was linked to a shooting and a police chase out of Washington Park.
Illinois State Police are investigating the two incidents.
A person described as “a person of interest” was arrested in Saint-Louis by the Saint-Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The KSDK reported that Metropolitan Police believed a car crash at North Fourth Street and Convention Plaza in downtown St. Louis was related to a chase out of Washington Park.
This remains a developing investigation.
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