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WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police are helping investigate a suspected drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old man in southwestern Illinois' Washington Park.
 
   Authorities say Lamont Gregory died Tuesday night at a St. Louis hospital shortly after being shot outside the Crown Mart convenience store in the village.
 
   Washington Park Police Chief Aubrey Keller tells the Belleville News-Democrat that the shooting appeared to be a drive-by.
 
   There was no word Wednesday on any arrests, charges or explanation for the shooting.
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:48

Search for U City shooting suspect underway

   University City Police are looking for a man connected to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning.
   Investigators say about 8:30 a.m, two women were shot inside their home in the 8200 block of Paramount Drive near Fogerty Park.  One of the women died.  The other is hospitalized in serious condition.  Children who were in the home at the time of the shooting weren't hurt.  The names of the victims haven't been released.
   University City Police Captain Michael Ransom says they believe the women knew the suspect and let him into the home.
   Police are now looking for 48 yr. old Joseph Leroy Price. He's described as a black male, just over 5' 10" tall and weighing 180 lbs. Price is known to drive a 1984 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck with Missouri license plate OFT197.
   Police say Price should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the University City Police Department at 314-725-2211, contact local police or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
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   Two people are dead and five others injured after a series of shootings in North St. Louis Sunday afternoon.
   St. Louis Police say 32 year old Robert Parker and two other people had been sitting in car in the 4000 block of Peck Avenue around 1:45 p.m., when someone in a dark sedan pulled alongside and began shooting.  Parker was killed.  A 24 year old man is in critical and unstable condition with a gunshot wounds to the head and back.  A 24 year old woman was grazed by a bullet.  
   Police say a stray bullet struck 51 year old Clara Walker inside her apartment.  She was also killed.   
   About 15 minutes later, one person was wounded in second shooting at Interstate 70 and Kingshighway.
   Moments later, a third shooting injured two in the 5300 block of North Euclid.  
   Police say they don't believe the incidents are related, but are still investigating all three.
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A strip club in East St. Louis could be facing harsh penalties after a fatal shooting over the weekend.

Police say 20-year-old Kenneth Richards was shot and killed in the parking lot of Denese's Place late Saturday night. The club has had its liquor license suspended until the results of a hearing that takes place Wednesday at 2:30 PM. Officials say the hearing could result in more penalties.

Police meanwhile continue their search for an SUV involved in the shooting. The vehicle is described as a white GMC Yukon or Suburban. Anyone with information is asked to  call Crimestoppers at (866) 371-TIPS (8477).

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Thursday, 11 July 2013 04:25

9 year old dies after shot in head

   St. Louis police say a 9 year old boy who was shot while riding in a car early Wednesday morning has died.  

   Police say Tyrese Short had been riding in a car with his father, another man and a woman in north St. Louis, when a man in another car shot him.  No one else was injured.  

   The boy was taken to a nearby police station for help. He was rushed to St. Louis Children's Hospital, but died later in the day.  

   St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack says investigator suspect that the boy's father or the 22 year old man driving had been the gunman's target. An 18 year old woman was also in the car.  Police say it's unclear why the child and his father were out at 3:30 in the morning.

   No information has been released about a possible suspect.

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois prosecutor says a sheriff's deputy was justified in fatally shooting an armed man during a confrontation two months ago.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says the deputy's actions involving 51-year-old Barry Cloninger outside the man's rural Edwardsville home in January were reasonable.

Gibbons says neighbors had called authorities to report the odor of lighter fluid in their home and snowy footprints on their roof, which is easily accessible because the home is built into a hillside. The residents have a wood-burning stove and suspected someone poured the flammable liquid down their chimney.

Gibbons says deputies went to question Cloninger, who refused demands that he drop the shotgun he carried. After being shot by the deputy, Cloninger's body was found behind the home.
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Police are looking for three suspects after a promising young boxer was shot and killed outside a University City nightclub around midnight Wednesday night.

The victim, 20 year old Preston Freeman was a north county native who'd been living and training in Salinas, California.

Police say Freeman had been involved in an altercation inside the Escalade Bar and Grill in the 7800 block of Olive before it spilled onto the parking lot. Investigators say Freeman was shot in the chest during a hail of gunfire. His friends drove him to the hospital where he later died.

Three black men were seen fleeing in a maroon Chevy Impala East on Olive. Anyone with information is urged to call University City police at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
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