East St. Louis: Robbery motive in killing - KMOV.com

East St. Louis: Robbery motive in killing

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- Police in East St. Louis suspect that robbery was the motive in the shooting death of a man on his home's front porch.


   Authorities say 39-year-old Roderick Thornton was shot once in the head Friday and managed to run down the street before collapsing and dying.
   Police Detective Michael Floore says witnesses reported that a longtime friend of Thornton's knocked on his door in an attempt to rob him.
   Investigators were looking for a 24-year-old man for questioning.
   There's no immediate word on any charges.
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