Major Case Squad searching for man in shooting death -

Major Case Squad searching for man in shooting death

VENICE, Ill. (KMOV) -- The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis on Saturday said it was searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting death in Venice.

Madison County Sheriff's Department Capt. Brad Wells, commander of the squad, said Chauncie Dukes, 24, of Granite City was shot numerous times behind a home in the 1000 block of Market Street.


Wells said Diron L. Pinnix was "present" when Dukes was killed around 2:10 a.m. Saturday.

It was unclear if Pinnix, 24, who has listed addresses in Venice, Alton, and St. Louis, was injured during the shooting, but Wells said he abandoned a vehicle at the crime scene.

Pinnix was described by police as standing 5 feet 6 inches tall with a "stocky build."

Wells said approximately 25 investigators were currently working the investigation.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Major Case Squad at 618-876-7296, the Madison County Sheriff's Department at 618-692-4433 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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