An Alton man is in custody, as authorities believe he is responsible for the shooting death of a 19-year old Alton man over the weekend. 20-year-old Marcus A. Baldwin of the 1,000 block of Alton Pointe was taken into custody Wednesday night by Alton police. He is alleged to have killed 19-year-old Dantavier Thompson of the 200 block of Elizabeth Street in Alton Saturday night.
Police spent the last several days working around the clock trying to find out exactly what happened. Alton Police Chief David Hayes says the case was time consuming, due in large part to a lack of witnesses willing to help.
Investigators say the suspect fired several shots at two different vehicles that had driven by a home in the 1000 block of Tremont Street just before 11pm on Saturday night, one of those shots struck Thompson in the head, resulting in his death.