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WANTED: Suspect sought in Alton murder

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Cameron Matlock, 25, allegedly shot and Derrance Taylor, 34, in Alton. Credit: Alton PD Cameron Matlock, 25, allegedly shot and Derrance Taylor, 34, in Alton. Credit: Alton PD
Derrance Taylor found shot to death in Alton early Sunday morning. Anyone with information on the shooting should call police. (Credit: Alton Police Department) Derrance Taylor found shot to death in Alton early Sunday morning. Anyone with information on the shooting should call police. (Credit: Alton Police Department)
Alton police investigate a shooting death on Union Street on Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Credit: KMOV) Alton police investigate a shooting death on Union Street on Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Credit: KMOV)
ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Charges have been issued by the Madison County State's Attorney for a shooting suspect who remains at-large. 

Cameron Matlock, 25, is charged with three counts of First Degree Murder, one count of Armed Robbery, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was investigating a shooting death that happened in Alton on the morning May 14. 

Alton police responded to gunshots fired in the 900 block of Union Street at 4:13 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered 34-year-old Derrance Taylor with gunshot wounds lying in the road. Taylor later died from his injuries.

"From what I understanding is that it's a possible spill out from the bar up on Central and Seventh," said Valarie Forbes, who lives near the shooting scene. "Altercation between two fellows there. All I know is my sister says she heard two shots."

Police have not confirmed what led up to the shooting. 

"I just wish they'd control some of this gun violence, it's really early and the summer's not here yet, really officially," Forbes said. "Hopefully, citizens out there will be able to identify what's going on."

Police believe Matlock shot Taylor.

Matlock has been charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Anyone with any information on Matlock's whereabouts is asked to call the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505, the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis at 618-463-3505 Ext. 645 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-8477.   

According to police, a tip called into Crimestoppers leading to a felony arrest could be rewarded up to $5,000.

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