Woman dies from gunshot wound; suspect in custody

Benjamin Wilkinson

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis man could now face murder charges after a woman he allegedly shot died.

St. Louis County police say April Ward, 25, was shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in Bella Villa.  She was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.   Police say she died as a result of her gunshot wound.

Authorities arrested Benjamin Wilkenson, 20, of St. Louis, and charged him with Assault First Degree. Now he could be charged with murder.

Wilkenson is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.

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