EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy shot and killed at an East St. Louis housing complex Friday morning.

The shooting happened near building 8 at the John de Shields Housing Complex around 9:20 a.m.

Police said the teen, later as Christopher Emerson, died at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477. All calls to CrimeStoppers are anonymous.

Copyright 2019 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All Rights Reserved

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.