(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a delivery truck driver was killed in East St. Louis.
East St. Louis Police responded to a shooting around 6 a.m. Thursday at 26th and McCasland. Upon arrival, officers found 40-year-old Truman L. Smith, of Irondale, Missouri laying in the roadway next to his delivery truck with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Smith was transported to Kenneth Hall Hospital in East St. Louis where he died.
Investigators said Smith was making a delivery to the Fresh Warehousing business, located at 2601 McCasland. Smith was out of his truck in front of the business when he was approached by a male black suspect, armed with a handgun, who shot Smith during an apparent robbery. After the shooting the suspect ran south on 26th Street from the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call East St. Louis Police Detective Orlando Ward at 618-558-8525, Illinois State Police Sergeant Kevin McAleenan at 618-346-3780 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). CrimeStoppers offers rewards up to $1000 for information on crimes. Information to CrimeStoppers maybe provided anonymously.