Metro-East News

Police seek 3 suspects; victim found in bullet-riddled car

Timothy Holcomb
Timothy Holcomb

Major Case Squad investigators announced Saturday they are looking for three suspects in connection with the shooting death of 46-year-old Timothy M. Holcomb, whose who bullet-riddled car was found Friday in Fairmont City.

Witnesses told police the suspects were last seen about 3 a.m. Friday in the area of Ninth Street and Winstanley Avenue in East St. Louis.

Here’s a description of the alleged gunman: Black male, 5-foot-7, with a beard and an Afro or high flat top. The second suspect, the driver of the suspects’ vehicle, is described as a black female who is heavy set and was wearing a shower cap.

A description of a third person in the vehicle was not available.

Investigators said they are looking for the suspects’ car. Here’s a description of the vehicle:

▪  Light in color, four door.

▪  Buick or Oldsmobile.

▪  Tinted windows.

▪  Temporary registration.

▪  Damage on the passenger side.

Holcomb, of Collinsville, was seen driving east on Collinsville Road at Illinois 203 at 2:58 a.m. Friday, according to a video from a business. He was found in his Toyota near the 2000 block of Collinsville Road.

Virgil Hoskin of O’Fallon said he recently met Holcomb at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, where Hoskin works in housekeeping and Holcomb worked in the dietary department.

“He seemed like a real good guy,” Hoskin said. Hoskin said he was so upset he couldn’t get any sleep after hearing about Holcomb’s death.

Anyone with information about Holcomb’s death is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-274-4504 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.