MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION TO FATAL SHOOTING IN BUTLER COUNTY
Updating a story we brought to you yesterday, an area man was taken into custody in connection to a fatal shooting in Butler County.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KWOC News that the shooting occurred Wednesday evening on County Road 476.
According to Butler County Coroner Andy Moore, the deceased has been identified as 36 year old Katrina Suiter, of Poplar Bluff.
Reports indicate the victim was shot in the face, and the suspect, identified as 46 year old Michael Choate, of Poplar Bluff, stated the victim was waving a gun when it went off.
Moore says that due to the ongoing investigation, he cannot give out specific details, however the results of the autopsy contradicts the suspect’s account of events. Once the investigation is over, more details will be released.
Choate was taken into custody and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center. He was later released; however Sheriff Dobbs says Choate is still a suspect in the investigation.