Man shot in altercation south of Carl Junction

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During the argument the homeowner told the other male to leave his property, the male did not leave and shots were fired from a handgun striking the male several times.

UPDATE: In a story we brought you first Wednesday night an update where a man was shot multiple times in an altercation south of Carl Junction. No one has been arrested or charged.

On 7-1-20 at approximately 8:46 PM, Jasper County Deputies responded to a 911 call of an assault and ashooting at 6175 CL 278 in Carl Junction. The initial information received stated there was a physical assault between two adult females and during this assault the husbands of the two females began to argue. During the argument the homeowner told the other male to leave his property, the male did not leave and shots were fired from a handgun striking the male several times. One male, 44, of Miami Oklahoma was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. There have been no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. More information may be released when appropriate to do so.

SHERIFF RANDEE KAISER, JASPER COUNTY

If someone enters your property you can use deadly force against them. And from the information provided the property owner warned the male who suffered gunshot wounds to leave. Our sources tell us he was warned more than once before being shot four times.

If the investigation continues, holding solid in it’s current form. No one will be charged in the shooting we believe.

Missouri Law called the Castle Doctrine comes from the old saying: ‘A man’s home is his castle.’ But under Missouri law, that can also include any other location where they have the right to be, and they are occupying a space, and are threatened. But here it occurred on private property, where an assault was taking place, and further harm could possibly occur.

MISSOURI REVISOR OF STATUTES

CHAPTER 563.041.  Use of physical force in defense of property. — [in part] 1.  A person may, subject to the limitations of subsection 2, use physical force upon another person when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes it necessary to prevent what he or she reasonably believes to be the commission or attempted commission by such person of stealing, property damage or tampering in any degree.  (d)  Defend himself, herself, or a third person from the use or imminent use of deadly physical force;

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. (rural Carl Junction) — Neighbors and tipsters alerted us to information that a man had been shot at a private residence south of Carl Junction off Fir Road and County Lane 277 just before 9:00 PM Wednesday evening.

The exact address is on private property, County Lane 278.

We spoke exclusively with Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser at the scene on what occurred while JasCo detectives were on the scene conducting interviews and processing evidence.

Here is a transcription of our recorded video conversation:

Sheriff Kaiser: We got a call about 8:46 PM this evening to County Lane 278 just south of Carl Junction in reference to an individual who had been shot. We responded to the scene. An individual was transported from the scene to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

We have the situation under control. We are not looking for any suspects at this time. All the parties that were involved in it have been located.

Q: Was it an altercation then?

Sheriff Kaiser: Yeah, it was an altercation, uncertain as to what the details were as to like how it started or why it started, or what the nature of it was, but obviously an altercation that ended in gunfire.

Q: People that were acquainted then?

Sheriff Kaiser: Yes people that were acquainted with each other.

Q: So no threat to the public?

Sheriff Kaiser: No, no threat to the public, like we said all the parties involved have been located and we are currently working on that investigation.

Q: Could you currently tell us what is going on right now?

Sheriff Kaiser: Right now we are basically interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence (nodding) conducting the investigation.

Q: Neighbors had contacted us saying saying there were a lot of people out, it seemed like a fun night, then suddenly it was a lot of chaos.

Sheriff Kaiser: It’s our understanding there was a lot of people out here when this happened. I don’t know too many of the details beyond that, obviously we have a lot of people to talk to and we are working on doing that right now.

Q: Do you have a person in mind. A possible suspect? Anyone in custody or detained?

Sheriff Kaiser: We have an individual detained. Not in custody, that we are interviewing, unknown as to where that is going to proceed until this investigation gets a little farther along.

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