Wentzville Man Charged with Murder in Early-Morning Shooting

The Wentzville Police Department has confirmed that Thomas J. McGovern, 61, of Wentzville was charged with the murder of Casey R. White, 38, of Troy after an early-morning shooting in a subdivision off North Point Prairie Road in Wentzville.

According to Major Paul West, police received the call at 12:29 a.m. Monday about a shooting on Colonial Creek Court.

At the scene, officers found Casey R. White, of Marsha Lane in Troy, MO, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

McGovern, who had reported the incident to police, was placed in custody. He was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He will be transferred to the St. Charles County Adult Detention Facility. Bond was set at $100,000, cash only.

A .40 caliber Glock Model 27 pistol was recovered at the scene of the shooting. No other details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released.