Two in custody, four 'persons of interest' named after Metro-East convenience store gun battle
Marco Orr has been named as a 'person of interest' connection to a shootout that happened in the parking lot of a Cahokia convenience store on March 30, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Anthony Garner is wanted for questioning in connection to a shootout that happened in the parking lot of a Cahokia convenience store on March 30, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
Demond Eckford has been named a 'person of interest' in connection to a shootout that took place in a Cahokia convenience store parking lot on March 30, 2011. By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) – Two people are in custody and four others have been named ‘persons of interest’ in connection to a shootout that happened at a convenience store near Cahokia Wednesday night.
Police say a group of people in five different vehicles took part in a gun battle through St. Clair County.
While officials are still looking for a handful of people who may know more about the incident, they have named the following four males as ‘persons of interest’ in the crime: Desmond Eckford, Marco Orr, Anthony Garner and Terrion Willis.
Authorities said the shooting began in the parking lot of a convenience store on Camp Jackson Road, and witnesses told police that several people were shooting at one another before taking the fight into the streets.
Eventually, two gunshot victims showed up at Touchette Regional Hospital. One of the victims was shot in the shoulder, and drove himself to the hospital. That victim is now in jail, and so is his passenger.
Another victim was dumped in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the head. The driver of that car left the scene.
Authorities say they’re looking for a black 1994 Firebird with a temporary license plate number of 689-M-735.
Through surveillance video and witness statements, police say they are looking for four additional people.
Police say one woman’s car was shot up and a bullet went through a home on Camp Jackson, and that it’s a miracle no innocent bystanders were hurt.