Man Murdered in Collinsville

Suspect caught after wrecking vehicle

Brian Kelly
June 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm
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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KMOX)-A 57-year-old man is in custody for a Friday night murder in Collinsville.

The suspect allegedly shot a roughly 40-year-old man in the 600 block of Illinois Avenue at about 9:30 pm. Police say the victim was found on the street near his vehicle. He died at a hospital several hours later.

Police say the alleged shooter knew to the victim and resided nearby on Illinois Avenue. 

He was arrested at about midnight after being involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-255 near Bond Avenue.  He was taken to a hospital fo tratment of non-life threatening injuries. There's no word what led to the killing. 

 

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