Victim in Sunday night homicide identified

Police were still investigating the area Monday morning in the Castle Acres mobile home park. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and the O’Fallon Police Department have identified the victim of a shooting that took place in the Castle Acres mobile home park on Sunday evening

Matthew E. Lockett, 24, of East St. Louis, was found in the street by O’Fallon Police officers after they responded to a shots fired call to the Castle Acres mobile home park located in the 1700 block of West Highway 50, behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken. Lockett appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital where he later died.

During the investigation, a vehicle of interest, a light-colored vehicle, possibly white, with dark colored wheels, was seen leaving the area of the shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Major Case Squad at (618)206-4309 or the O’Fallon Police Department at (618)624-4545.