The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated Saturday to investigate the killing of an Alton man whose body was found in the roadway.
The body of 41-year-old James E. Hubbard was found about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue in Alton. Police received a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot.
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Hubbard suffered a gunshot and was dead when ambulance personnel arrived.
Lt. Kris Tharp, who is serving as deputy commander of the squad, said the case was being investigated as a homicide. He said more than 25 investigators were working on the case.
Tharp asked that anyone with information call the Alton Police Department aat 463-3505 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. CrimeStoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrests.