Metro-east police investigate shooting death

Police are still trying to find the person who shot and killed a 31-year-old East St. Louis man Saturday afternoon outside the Roosevelt Homes.

The victim, Kevin D. Johnson, was shot multiple times, police said.

GUEST BOOK: Kevin D. Johnson

Mark Doiron, of the Illinois State Police, said East St. Louis police received a call reporting shots fired, man down at 3:26 p.m in the 1300 block of North 44th Street.

When East St. Lois police responded, they located Johnson’s body. “He was deceased as a result of multiple gun shots,” Doiron said.

Johnson’s last known address was in the 4300 block of Short St. in Belleville.

Police do not have any suspects or a motive, and potential witnesses are hard to find, Doiron said.

He said police are continuing to look for anyone who may have seen anything. Doiron said police do not believe the shooting was random.

“We are still conducting a police investigation. Any help we can get from the public is appreciated,” Doiron said.

Anyone with information should call East St. Louis Police at 618-482-6767, CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477, or Illinois Special Agent Travis Irvin at 618-364-3769.

Carolyn P. Smith: 618-239-2503