17-year-old found shot to death in front yard of a Cahokia Heights home early Saturday

A teenager was found shot to death in the front yard of a home in Cahokia Heights early Saturday.

St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. identified the victim as Terrance Booker, 17, of the 1300 block of Julie Avenue, Cahokia Heights.

The shooting was reported to Cahokia Heights Police Department at 5:19 a.m., according to an announcement from the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, which is assisting in the investigation.

Booker was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a yard of a home in the 1300 block of Williams Street.

Dye said Booker was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:09 am. An autopsy is pending.

Fourteen investigators are working on the case, led by Sgt. Justin Biggs of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Biggs is serving as deputy commander of the Major Case Squad.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-332-4277 or call CRIMESTOPPERS.