One dead, 2 injured in Belleville triple shooting; suspect arrested in Iowa

Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 4:30 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2022 at 3:37 AM CDT
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BELLEVILLE (KMOV) - A triple shooting left one woman dead, one woman in critical condition and another woman injured Saturday morning in Belleville.

At 9:50 a.m., police responded to a call for help in the 300 block of South Church Street. When they arrived at the home, police found one woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they then checked the property further and found two more women suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to a Belleville hospital. One woman is in stable condition, and the other is in critical condition.

Police identified Markeith R. Wright as a suspect. Police said there is a family relationship between Wright and the victims. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged Wright with murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery. His bond was set at $1,500,000.

Wright was later arrested in Cedar Rapids Iowa, police said Saturday night.

Photo of Markeith Wright
Photo of Markeith Wright(Belleville Police Department)

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Belleville police at (618)-234-1212 or Crime Stoppers at (866)-371-8477.