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Police search for suspect's car in fatal shooting of former East St. Louis track star

Police are looking for this car, which they say may be linked to a shooting death near Cahokia.
Police are looking for this car, which they say may be linked to a shooting death near Cahokia. Provided

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department is searching for a car that may be linked to the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Cahokia man Saturday afternoon.

A man was shot to death outside of the County Line Quick Shop near Cahokia on Saturday. The Major Case Squad is investigating.

Police suspect the suspect's vehicle is a silver Pontiac, according to a news release from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. The Pontiac was seen leaving the County Line Quick Shop on Camp Jackson Road after the shooting.

The vehicle has an Illinois temporary tag and may have a dent in the front passenger door.

The victim, identified as 21-year-old Roosevelt Davis Jr., was a track star at East St. Louis High School. His nickname was "The Animal" in high school because he loved to win and was a talented athlete.

"As far as the community is, there's a lot of senseless violent acts going on," said Ramon Johnson, who was Davis' longtime track coach. "At some point, it needs to stop. I hope this is an eye opener to the people under Roosevelt Davis, that when God gives you an opportunity to get away from that environment, to take that opportunity and make the most of it."

Anyone with information on the vehicle can contact the Major Case Squad at 618-825-5200.

Roosevelt Davis Jr., a former East St. Louis track star, was shot and killed near Cahokia on Saturday afternoon.

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