Person of interest sought in fatal Madison County shooting

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The Major Case Squad has released photos of a man who they believe has information about a shooting that left a 43-year-old Venice, Illinois man dead and led to a pursuit through multiple municipalities on both sides of the Mississippi River.

Kenneth Deal's body was found lying in the intersection of 3rd and Washington Avenue Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The suspect vehicle fired shots at Madison County and Brooklyn, Illinois squad cars in a pursuit that ended when police lost track of the car in the city of St. Louis.

The subject police are looking for is described as a man in his mid-20s who is between 5'10" and 6' who weighs about 160 pounds and frequents both sides of the Mississippi River. Police say he has a tattoo on his left hand that is a star with the number five in the middle of the star.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 314-725-8477. Anyone with information leading to an arrest in the homicide could be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

The Major Case Squad had the following description of the man's bike and vehicle:

Bicycle-The photograph of the bicycle is described as a 20 inch Eastern boy's bicycle that was originally blue and black, but is now very unique in that it has been spray painted completely gold.

Vehicle-The vehicle is described as a 1988 Oldsmobile Regency 98 and is Maroon in color. The Major Case Squad has recovered this vehicle already. What we are asking is for information regarding any person who may have been seen in this vehicle from Saturday evening May 17th to Monday May 19th.

The Major Case Squad had no additional information.


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