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Sheriff following leads in Metro East track star's shooting death; Major Case disbands

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Roosevelt Davis, right, was gunned down at the County Line Quick Shop in Cahokia (Credit: ESL Flyers Twitter) Roosevelt Davis, right, was gunned down at the County Line Quick Shop in Cahokia (Credit: ESL Flyers Twitter)
Images of the alleged suspect's vehicle were released by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis SUnday ( Credit: KMOV) Images of the alleged suspect's vehicle were released by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis SUnday ( Credit: KMOV)
Police are working the scene of a homicide at a Cahokia convenience store (Credit: KMOV) Police are working the scene of a homicide at a Cahokia convenience store (Credit: KMOV)
CAHOKIA (KMOV.com) -

The Major Case Squad has ended its investigation into the death of Roosevelt Davis and turned the case over to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department for continued investigation and follow up.

Over 22 investigators with the Major Case Squad worked the case for five days, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. At this time, the Sheriff's Department is following several leads and said they hope to develop a person of interest.

"I want to thank the investigators of the Major Case Squad for their dedication and effort to solve the death of Roosevelt Davis. They covered many leads and have given the Sheriff's Department a good direction to take the investigation and I hope, will result in the arrest of a suspect," said Sheriff Watson. 

Officers from the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department were called to the County Line Quick Shop convenience store at 1 p.m. in the 2900 block of Camp Jackson Rd for reports of a person shot on April 14.

According to authorities, investigators found 21-year-old  Davis Jr. in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis' mother, Dorothy Young, said her son's smile is one of the last things she remembers. The 21-year-old had left her home to meet up with a girl at the County Line Quick Shop. Family members told News 4 that Davis was shot and killed while waiting outside for his brother who was inside the store.

"I love my baby, I love my son and he just didn't deserve this. No child, no son, no person deserves to die that way," Young said. "I just want justice that's all I want."

After a preliminary investigation was conducted, police released images of a silver Pontiac that was seen leaving the area of the shooting. Investigators said the car might belong to a person of interest in the case.

The vehicle has an Illinois temporary tag and there may be a dent on the front passenger door.

Davis' uncle said the 21-year-old was on the track team at East St. Louis High School. A twitter account for the school's track and field team tweeted out pictures of Davis calling him an all American track athlete.

His coach told News 4 Brenda Gonzalez that Davis helped lead the track team to win the state championship during his senior year.

Police said the investigation is still in the early stages and no motives  have been developed at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Capt. Bruce Fleshren at the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department at 618-825-5734.

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