- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A man killed early Wednesday in East St. Louis has been identified by police.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/WH2lD8 ) that officials say the victim is 20-year-old Eugene Coleman of Springfield.

Assistant Police Chief Ronald Ike says Coleman’s lifeless body was found lying in the street wearing a backpack early Wednesday after police received a call reporting shots fired.

The shooting was the city’s 14th homicide this year. Ike says police do not currently have any suspects or a motive in the killing.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com


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