EAST ST. LOUIS – At 9:20 a.m. on March 6, 2023, an ISP Troop 8 Trooper patrolling the area near the 1200 block of North 9th Street in East St. Louis came upon a deceased male on the roadway in front of a residence.

The Trooper observed a male subject, later identified as 27-year-old Dontez McCray of East St. Louis, flee into the nearby residence after seeing the Trooper approach the area.

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Dontez McCrayISP SWAT was activated and with the assistance of East St. Louis Police Department (ESLPD), were able to secure the perimeter to ensure public safety. At approximately 1:15 p.m., McCray was taken into custody by ISP SWAT without further incident.

The ISP Public Safety Enforcement Group (PSEG) adopted the case and continued the investigation. McCray’s bond was set at $1,000,000. McCray is currently in custody at the ESLPD jail. No further information will be disseminated.

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