Crime

26-year-old man charged in west Belleville shooting

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office issued first-degree murder charges Saturday in the fatal shooting of a woman at a home in the 3900 block of South Park Drive.

Dominick C. Mohead, 28, of South Park Drive in Belleville, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kristine M. Gibbons, 54.

Gibbons, who was publicly identified Saturday, lived on First Street in Belleville, according to authorities.

Police discovered her body when they were called to the South Park Drive house for a wellness check at 7:04 a.m. Friday. A man had surrendered to officers in the front yard, and police announced they weren’t seeking additional suspects.

The Belleville Police Department said in a statement Saturday that Gibbons is believed to be a friend of Mohead’s family. Any motive for the shooting was unclear, they said. Mohead does not yet have an attorney, according to St. Clair County court records.

The only citations Mohead had in St. Clair County before Saturday were for traffic offenses, court records show. He was in custody in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Belleville Police said that detectives are still gathering information in the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 618-234-1212.

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