EAST ST. LOUIS — Police on Wednesday morning were investigating the discovery of a body behind Building 2 of the John DeShields Homes at 1235 Mccasland Avenue.
Police about 5 a.m. Wednesday were called out for a report of shots being fired, but they found nothing when they arrived, Police Chief Michael Floore said. A second call at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday reporting a man down led to the male victim's discovery. Deputy Coronor Dennis Nichols pronounced the man dead on the scene at 8:38 a.m.
St. Clair County Coronor Rick Stone later identified the man as Isaac Windon, 29. Windon lived in Building 19 of the housing complex, and had been shot in the left arm and left shoulder.
Illinois State Police are assisting in the investigation.
Members of the public with information are asked to call the East St. Louis Police at 618-482-6767 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. CrimeStoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest, and tips can be made anonymously.
Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.