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Man shot and killed inside Belleville apartment; Major Case Squad activated

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) - The Major Case Squad of Greater St Louis has been activated to investigate a shooting inside a Belleville apartment.  A 28-year-old victim  was shot multiple times in front of his fiancée and kids.

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department says that Carl Z Silas, 28, was shot and killed in the 2900 block of West Blvd. They responded to the scene for a home invasion at around 5am Friday.

"We were  in the bed  and the two gunmen came in  and starting shooting.  They told me to get on the ground and hit me upside my head with a gun  and told me to get on the floor, so I was begging for my life," said the victim's fiancée Jamie Lott.

"He got shot while his baby and  the 4 month old was laying right next to him." said Jamie's sister Jasmine Lott. "The kids were on the bed, my daughter was inside the bed when he got shot. She was laying next to him."

Silas' family members  say they want  those responsible for the killing to  be held accountable.

There are currently 24 Major Case Squad investigators working on this case.   One person of interest  is in custody.  Police are still looking for another person of interest in this case.