Gurnee homicide victim identified, suspect charged

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
David Brocksom, 43

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) -- Gurnee police have identified a woman shot and killed Sunday morning as 48-year-old Beata J. Brocksom, while the suspected killer, David Brocksom, 43, of Kenosha, Wis., appeared in bond court Tuesday morning.

Brocksom is charged with first-degree murder. His bond was set at $3 million and he was remanded to Lake County Jail.

Brocksom was arrested after an all-out search in the north suburbs after he allegedly shot and killed his wife Sunday morning in a domestic incident in the 3700-block of Pacific Avenue. Court records show the couple was in the midst of a year-long divorce battle at the time of the shooting.

She died from a single gunshot wound beneath her chin.

Police searched for Brocksom until 7:45 p.m., when an officer saw him driving toward the Gurnee police station's parking lot. The officer performed a traffic stop and he was taken into custody without incident.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.