SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY
Just before midnight on September 05, 2012, a 911 call was placed from a Dawn resident about a shooting that had just taken place in Dawn, MO.
Deputy Chris Mueller and a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper immediately responded to the area along with the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Additional staff from the LCSO and MSHP was notified to respond and assist as the initial information was one person most likely had been shot and had fled the immediate area.
Preliminary investigation reveals 2 adults were on the back porch at the home in Dawn and were talking while children were asleep inside the residence. A man who had previously been in a relationship with the female resident allegedly began driving by the woman’s home and is reported to have previously made threats toward the female. Information was given the suspect stopped and exited his vehicle in front of the female’s home and was armed with a high power rifle while yelling toward the residents at the home. Evidence shows at least 3 shots were discharged into a parked and unoccupied pickup in front of the residence. Information was given that additional shot(s) were fired by the suspect in the direction of the 2 people at the back porch area of the home; at which time the male who was on the back porch reports he fired 2 shots from a .22 caliber handgun with only 1 shot striking the suspect.
The suspect is reported to have fled in a vehicle and went to relatives where he was transported by private vehicle to Chillicothe and was placed in an ambulance after being stopped by the Chillicothe Police. That person has since been flown by air ambulance to another hospital. Fortunately no other people were injured during this incident.
Investigating officers have collected a quantity of evidence and information at this time. We will continue with the investigation throughout the day and Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren will be notified of our evidence and information for consideration of criminal charges.
Additional information will be provided by this office at a later time.