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Man Charged in Shooting Death of Woman in Gurnee Home

David M. Brocksom, believed to be the ex-husband of the woman, was charged with first-degree murder

A man accused of killing a woman believed to be his ex-wife in a home in suburban Gurnee Sunday has been charged with first-degree murder.

David M. Brocksom, 43, was charged Tuesday, and his bond was set at $3 million.

Beata J. Brocksom, who neighbors believe was David Brocksom's ex-wife, was found dead Sunday morning inside a home in the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue in Gurnee. On Monday, Gurnee police announced she had died of a single gunshot wound. She was 48 years old.

After police found Beata Brocksom's body, they locked down the neighborhood and began a manhunt for David Brocksom, which ended about 12 hours later when they stopped him as he was driving toward the Gurnee Police Department. It is unclear if he was trying to turn himself in.

Police said the shooting incident was domestic-related, but they have not confirmed the relationship between Beata and David Brocksom.

Children were living inside the home where Beata Brocksom was found dead, but they were not home at the time of the murder, according to police. Authorities say the children were later found safe.

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