Mayor Slay’s chief of staff said that during the first phase of so-called “hot spot” policing, violent crime on and around Washington dropped 66.7 percent.
David Scott is charged with Second Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.
The incident happened shortly before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at 6th and Washington.
Officers say the car was later found in Brooklyn, Illinois.
The 37-year-old victim told police he was approached by a man demanding bus money.
There will however be private security guards on duty
Both Friday and Saturday night, police blocked off Washington Avenue and carded under 21’s trying to enter.
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in the area after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The street will be closed to through-traffic during the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. between 9th and 14th street.
Two bouncers claim the recent problems on Washington Ave. are caused by people coming over from East St. Louis.