BY BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN - News-Democrat
Diron L. "Poppy" Pinnix, 24, surrendered to authorities with his attorney about 12:30 p.m. Monday.
He was being held without bail at the Madison County Jail.
Pinnix was charged Sunday with first-degree murder in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Chaunci E. Dukes, 24, of Granite City.
Venice police responded to a call about 2:10 a.m. Saturday and found Dukes shot in the backyard of a residence at 1003 Market St. in Venice.
Investigators with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis said Pinnix was identified early in the investigation as having been present during the shooting of Dukes.