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25 Major Case Squad investigators looking into Belleville homicide

The man shot and killed in Belleville was identified as 38-year-old Paul Kirby. Police are looking for a vehicle of interest in the shooting.
Credit: Major Case Squad

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated to investigate the deadly shooting of a man in Belleville, Illinois, early Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the Major Case Squad, Belleville officers were called to a home in the 400 block of South 29th Street to respond to a 911 call just after 1 a.m. When they arrived, they found a 38-year-old man dead inside the home.

The Major Case Squad identified the victim as Paul Kirby of Belleville.

The Major Case Squad was requested to assist in the investigation. The press release said 25 investigators were assigned to work on the case.

In a Wednesday update, the Major Case Squad released images of a "vehicle of interest" in the deadly shooting. The car is a silver 2014-2018 Jeep Cherokee.

Credit: Major Case Squad

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-355-9793 or leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

Resources for crime victims

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to "stabilize inner-city neighborhoods." One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

Life Outside of Violence "helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence."

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to de-escalate violent situations within their own communities.

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