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An Illinois man described as a suspect in the fatal shooting of one female and accused of injuring two others by gunfire, east of St. Louis, was arrested in Cedar Rapids Saturday night, according to the Belleville (Ill.) Police Department.
At 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Belleville police responded to a woman who called for help at a home in the 300 block of South Church Street. Arriving officers found three females who had been shot. Two were taken to a hospital and the third was deceased at the scene, according to the release.
One of the surviving victims, hospitalized in St. Louis, is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition.
Police said there is a family relationship between the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Markeith R. Wright and the victims, and investigators believe the incident began as a domestic disturbance.
According to arrest records, Cedar Rapids police took Wright into custody at 9:44 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Valley Townhomes at 3000 J St. SW.
The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois has charged Wright with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery. His Illinois bond was set at $1,500,000.