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Suspect charged in murder of Belleville man

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

( -- A suspect faces murder charges after a man was found shot to death in a Belleville home.

Dashon T. Hinkle, 36, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder in the death of John Fath, 53, of Belleville.

According to Belleville police, officers responded to the 400 block of N. 40th Street Saturday after getting reports of a shooting.

When police arrived at the scene, Fath was found with gunshot wounds. He was transported to St. Louis University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Major Case Squad was activated to investigate the shooting. Investigators later learned Hinkle was an acquaintance of Fath’s son.

An autopsy results showed Fath’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Bond for Hinkle was set at $2,000,000.

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