Police issue warrant on 'person of interest' in Cahokia murder

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 8:32 AM

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- The Major Case Squad has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a "person of interest" in the shooting death of a man in Cahokia, Ill.

John L. Harris Jr., 24, aka "Moo-Cow," is wanted in connection to the shooting, according to authorities.

The St. Clair County State's Attorney issued a warrant on Harris for one-count of first degree murder, with bail set at $1 million.

Police confirmed they were searching for Harris on Sunday night, and warned that he is considered "armed and extremely dangerous."

Sanchez Garner, of Cahokia, was found shot and killed in the 100 block of Amelia at 7:35 p.m. Friday.

Residents told News 4 they saw a car speeding up along the roadway, then heard six gunshots. Garner reportedly tried to run for cover, but was struck by gunfire. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy was performed Saturday morning to determine the exact cause of death.

St. Clair County detectives and Illinois State Police are still investigating the shooting, along with the Major Case Squad of St. Louis.

Anyone with any information on Harris' whereabouts is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-825-5200.

Stay with KMOV.com for the latest updates as more information is released.

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