- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - A suspect in a fatal carjacking in downtown St. Louis who was shot by police in Illinois has been identified.

Authorities on Friday identified the man as 21-year-old Devonte Gates of Brooklyn, Illinois. He was killed by U.S. marshals and a Caseyville, Illinois, officer Thursday afternoon in Washington Park, Illinois. Details about why the officers opened fire have not been released.

Police were searching for Gates, who was the suspected gunman in the killing of 21-year-old Brandi Hill Sunday night. The gunman and an accomplice drove away with her red 2015 Dodge Challenger with Hill’s baby still in the car. They later tossed the girl from the car. She was not hurt.

Gates also was wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in East St. Louis, Illinois, last month.



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