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Woman charged in shooting death of boyfriend in St. Louis County

The couple had a history of domestic violence, police said
Credit: St. Louis County Police Department
Leslie Lomax

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend.

Leslie Lomax, 36, was charged with voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. 

At around 10 a.m. on Thursday, St. Louis County police were called to the 10500 block of Duke Drive in Castle Point for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 29-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. He has been identified as Cortez Marmon.

According to the probable cause statement, Lomax and Marmon were fighting in a car when Marmon head butted her and she hit him with a gun. After that, Lomax told police that Marmon threatened her, and she shot him. Lomax didn’t appear to have any injuries, police said.

The two were in a romantic relationship and had a history of domestic violence, according to the statement.

Lomax is being held on a $125,000 cash-only bond.

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is handling the investigation.