O'FALLON, Ill. — The O'Fallon Police Department in Illinois has requested the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis' help investigating the death of a 20-year-old man.
According to a news release from O'Fallon police, the department received a call for a shooting at about 10 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Bella Milano, located in the 400 block of Regency Park.
At the scene, police said they found 20-year-old Ivan Marshall who had been shot. Marshall was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries, the release said.
On Monday afternoon, Bella Milano confirmed through a Facebook post that Marshall was an employee of the Italian restaurant.
"There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling after the events of last night. We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our Bella Milano family member Ivan. Our condolences and support are with his friends, family, and coworkers during this difficult time," the post said.
O'Fallon Police Department has requested the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to help investigate the homicide, according to the police news release.
Police said they are looking for a vehicle believed to be driven by a suspect in the shooting. The vehicle is described as "an earlier model 4-door, light gold or tan colored, sedan which is missing the rear passenger side hub cap," according to the release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the O'Fallon Police Department at 618-624-4545 extension 0 or call the Command Post at 618-624-9399.
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