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Second man charged in Alton shooting death

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Bruce Bradley is facing several charges in connection with the death of Melvin Hayes, 39. By KMOV.com Bruce Bradley is facing several charges in connection with the death of Melvin Hayes, 39. By KMOV.com

ALTON, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Illinois on Friday searched for a second man charged in connection with an Alton shooting death.

Prosecutors in Madison County charged Bruce D. Bradley, 38, of Fairview Heights on Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder, and one count of armed robbery, armed violence and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Another suspect, 33-year-old Antione Parker of Belleville, already is charged with murder in the Sept. 6 death of Melvin Hayes, 39, of St. Louis.

Police said Hayes’ body was found behind an abandoned home.

The county’s state’s attorney, Tom Gibbons, said Parker was not the gunman but was charged based on accountability for his role.

Parker has pleaded not guilty and remained jailed Friday on $1 million bond.

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