Witnesses said a man was walking past the O’Fallon Place Apartments on Cass Avenue near 15th Street. Just before 7:30 a.m., he noticed an unresponsive man in the front seat of a gold Yukon SUV and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the front driver's-side window. That witness flagged down neighbors, who then called police.
Homicide detectives and the crime lab responded. Cass was shut down for about an hour-and-a-half while police investigated and towed the vehicle. Police say, the victim, 36-year-old Tom A. Jones, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors say they have never seen the truck in the area before.