BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – A 36-year-old man has been charged with homicide after the father of one of his acquaintances was shot dead Saturday.
Dashon Hinkle has been charged with one count of first degree murder. He is currently being held on a $2 million bond.
Belleville Police initially responded to a call that a man had been shot in the 400 block of North 40th Street late Saturday night. The victim – later identified as 53-year-old John Fath – was pronounced dead at St. Louis University Hospital. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the leg.
An ensuing investigation by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office revealed that Hinkle knew the victim's son.
No additional information was immediately available.