Man charged in connection with Cahokia homicide

The murder occurred last Friday.

CAHOKIA, ILL. - A man was charged Tuesday, less than a week after the Major Case Squad was activated to investigate a homicide in Cahokia, Illinois.

Captain Dennis Plew of the St. Clair County Police Department said they were called to Judith Drive in unincorporated Cahokia at around 10:30 Friday morning.

When they arrived, the found Jamell Bridges, 24, unresponsive in the roadway. He was taken to the hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.

On Tuesday, 24-year-old Demarcus Scott of East St. Louis was charged with one count of murder. Charging documents said Scott shot Bridges in the head, killing him.

He is being held on a $1 million bond.


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