Crime

July 16, 2014

East St. Louis man accused of killing Washington Park man

A 29-year-old East St. Louis man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Washington Park man.

Eric M. Hill, of 1736 N. 44th St. in East St. Louis, was accused of killing 20-year-old Marcus Harris, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Hill is in the St. Clair County jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

The shooting occurred early Sunday in Washington Park. Police requested assistance from Illinois State Police on Sunday afternoon.

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