The investigation continues into the shooting death of an Alton man early Saturday morning.   41-year-old James E. Hubbard of Alton was found shot to death in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue at around 2am Saturday.  The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been activated to head the investigation.

Saying there has been varying degrees of cooperation from the community, Lt. Kris Tharp, Deputy Commander of the Major Case Squad, tells The Big Z they would like to wrap up the investigation as soon as possible.

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Tharp is asking anyone with information about the murder to contact the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505 or St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the murder.


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