Murder charges issued following death of Metro East man - KMOV.com

Murder charges issued following death of Metro East man

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Christopher A. Nettles, 23, of Belleville (Credit: Cahokia Police Department) Christopher A. Nettles, 23, of Belleville (Credit: Cahokia Police Department)
CAHOKIA (KMOV.com) -

Authorities have issued murder charges to Christopher A. Nettles, 23, of Belleville in connection to the death of Diondre D. Shanklin, 23, of Cahokia.

The Cahokia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on St. Ambrose Drive in Cahokia at approximately 11:14 p.m. on July 14.

Upon their arrival, Shanklin was found lying at the edge of the street dead.  The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad was later activated, according to police.

Police said 15 investigators from as far as Macoupin County in Columbia, Ill. helped with the investigation.

A person of interest was detained on Sunday evening as the investigation continued and other leads were followed.

On Tuesday, the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office issued the murder charges to Nettles, and his bond was set at $750,000.

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