(KMOV.com) – Police continue to search for a suspect who killed a 19-year-old man in East St. Louis on Saturday.
Police say Derundrae Smith went out to a restaurant to pick up food for his grandmother around 2:30 p.m. when someone began firing shots. Smith tried to run, but was hit in the back.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The murder came in the middle of a city campaign calling for 40 days of non-violence in East St. Louis.
It was the city’s first homicide of 2014.
Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for Smith's death.
Anyone with details on the incident is asked to call police at (618)-482-6601.