WASHINGTON PARK — Illinois State Police brokers are investigating what connection, if any, exists between a homicide in Washington Park and an officer-involved capturing in East St. Louis within the early morning hours Friday.
ISP says the homicide occurred at 12:35 a.m. within the 5500 block of Avon Place. KSDK-TV experiences recognizing a Washington Park Police cruiser with a number of bullet holes within the windshield parked about 20 yards from the homicide sufferer.
Police have reported no accidents to an officer.
St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. recognized the Washington Park homicide sufferer as Delian Quincy Smith, 35, of the 5600 block of 58th Road, East St. Louis.
An alternate of gunfire involving police occurred a short while later at twenty fifth Road and Argonne Drive East St. Louis.
St. Louis police mentioned the crash is believed to be associated to a capturing and police pursuit out of Washington Park.
Illinois State Police is main the investigation of each incidents.
An individual described as “an individual of curiosity,” was taken into custody in St. Louis by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division. KSDK reported that Metropolitan Police consider a automotive crash at North Fourth Road and Conference Plaza in downtown St. Louis was related to a pursuit out of Washington Park.
This stays a creating investigation.
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