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Alton police searching for murder suspect

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ALTON, Ill. (KMOV) – Police are searching for the suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old man on July 11 in Alton.

Police found Marlon Poindexter sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the back of the head around 4 p.m. in the 3300 block of Myrle.  He was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, three other men were in Poindexter’s vehicle when one of the rear passengers pulled out a handgun and shot him in the back of the head.

The suspect and passengers of the vehicle fled the scene on foot.

After interviewing witnesses, police have identified the suspect as Damond Riddlespriger.  He is currently not in police custody and has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

If anyone has any information concerning this investigation or the whereabouts of Damond Riddlespriger they should contact the Alton Police Department at (618) 463-3505.

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