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24-year-old charged in Parkfield Terrace killing

Major Case Squad announces charges in Parkfield Terrace killing

Capt. Dennis Plew with the Cahokia Police Dept. announced that Demarcus D. Scott, 24, of East St. Louis, was charged with murder in the Oct. 14 death of Jamell M. Bridges near Cahokia.
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Capt. Dennis Plew with the Cahokia Police Dept. announced that Demarcus D. Scott, 24, of East St. Louis, was charged with murder in the Oct. 14 death of Jamell M. Bridges near Cahokia.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis announced Tuesday that a 24-year-old from East St. Louis has been charged with murder in connection with a killing last week in the Parkfield Terrace neighborhood of unincorporated Cahokia.

Demarcus D. Scott was charged in connection with the death of 24-year-old Jamell M. Bridges.

Earlier on Tuesday, detectives said they were trying to identify a person and a truck that were captured in surveillance video in connection with Bridges’ death.

Capt. Dennis Plew, who’s serving as the deputy commander of the Major Case Squad, said the person in the image was not considered a suspect, but merely a person who might have information.

Bridges’ body was found on Judith Drive near Cahokia last Friday. Authorities said he was shot to death.

The photo that was released by police on Tuesday shows a black male with short hair and a mustache inside a convenience store wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt or sweater. A second image shows a dark-colored pickup that authorities believe to be owned by the person shown in the first image.

The Major Case Squad asked anyone with information to call 618-825-5200.

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