Woman Killed in Shooting in Nevada


NEVADA, Mo.– On Sunday July 21, 2019 at approximately 2:31pm, officers from the Nevada Police Department and Vernon County Sheriffs Office responded to a residence in the 200 block of S. Spring Street for a reported disturbance in progress.

Officers located two subjects, one male and one female, inside the residence that had sustained gunshot wounds. Both subjects were transported from the scene by ambulance to Nevada Regional Medical Center. The female subject, identified as Terah Hallam, age 30 was pronounced dead at Nevada Regional Medical Center.

The male subject, identified as Jason Hallam, age 38 was transferred from Nevada Regional Medical Center to Freeman Hospital in Joplin via air ambulance. One subject was taken into police custody at the scene and has been identified as Lance Berry, age 20 of Nevada.

On July 22, 2019, the following charges were filed against Lance Berry through the Vernon County Associate Court:

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Class E Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class D Felony
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class D Felony

Berry is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond. The investigation remains ongoing; citizens with information that would be helpful in this case are encouraged to contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-2710. Confidential information may be provided by calling the Nevada Police Department Tips Hotline at (417) 667-8477

One woman is dead after a shooting in Nevada this afternoon.
The Nevada Police Department reports at about 2:30 P.M. Nevada police deputies and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at a the 200 block of south Spring Street.

Officers found a female and a male subject, both sustaining gunshot wounds.
Both were transported to the Nevada Regional Medical Center, where the female was later pronounced dead.

The male suspect has since been transferred to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
Police have one suspect in custody at this time, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-2710 or (417) 667-8477.

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