25-year-old woman dies after shooting in south St. Louis County

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 8:01 PM

(KMOV) – Police say a 25-year-old woman who was shot at a home in Bella Villa has died.

Authorities say officers responded to a home in the 700 block of Dallas around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found April Ward suffering from a gunshot wound.

Ward was transported to the hospital in critical condition. She was pronounced dead Wednesday.

Police say 20-year-old Benjamin Wilkinson was arrested at the scene and later charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Authorities say additional charges may be filed.

According to police, Wilkinson and Ward knew each other, but the extent of their relationship was unclear.

Wilkinson remains in custody on a $250,000 bond.

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