FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN BUTLER COUNTY
A man was shot and killed Monday in Butler County.
Officials tell KWOC News that the incident occurred Monday evening on Highway 67, South of Poplar Bluff.
A man was found by officers in a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. Officials say that the shooter may have been firing in self defense during a possible car-jacking. The alleged shooter was at the scene when officers arrived.
Butler County Coroner Andy Moore tells us that the deceased has been identified as 33 year old Joshua Goins, of Qulin. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Authorities are investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made.
ONE DEAD, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING DISPUTE OVER BICYCLE IN POPLAR BLUFF
One man is dead and another has been taken into custody following a dispute involving a bicycle over the weekend in Poplar Bluff.
Lt. Josh Stewart with the Poplar Bluff Police Department tells KWOC News around 9 am Saturday, authorities received a call in reference to two subjects fighting in the roadway, at the intersection of Woodrow and Henry Streets.
At the scene, officers found a man lying in a ditch unresponsive. The man, identified as a 59 year old resident, of Poplar Bluff, was transported to a Poplar Bluff hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Following an investigation, 25 year old Skylar Carter, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He is being held in the Butler County Jail on a $500,000 bond.