TUNAS, Mo.–A son is grieving the loss of his parents after they were killed around 4:00am Sunday in a robbery at their home in Tunas, Missouri.
According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph and Brandy Allen, both in their early 40s heard a noise outside when they showed up with guns to find that someone was trying to steal their cars. A shootout ensued leaving the couple dead and a pick up truck stolen.
The couple’s son, Tanner Allen says the hours leading up to his parents being killed started off as a normal day. The two of them went fishing to celebrate their wedding anniversary. He and his sister stayed elsewhere for the night and it’s his young sister who he feels the saddest for now that his parents are gone.
“I just want them dead to be honest with you. I don’t want these people alive anymore. They don’t need to be out in the streets,” says Tanner Allen.
18-year-old Tanner Allen is angry with whoever is responsible for killing his parents. Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to find the suspects.
“The homeowners apparently heard something going on, went outside to see what was going on and ended up in a confrontation we believe with suspect or suspects and they ended up shot,” says Sheriff Scott Rice.
Sheriff Rice says the suspects stole Joseph Allen’s pick up truck, which was recovered abandoned in Macks Creek. The suspects also tried to steal another car before leaving the scene.
“They attempted to steal an older El Camino that had been fixed up, but he got high centered in the driveway and it was left,” says Sheriff Rice.
“I don’t believe the people knew them. I think they were just somebody that went by one day or found out he had the car and just thought we’re going to come take this thing cause like I said, mom and dad didn’t have an enemy in the world,” says Allen.
Allen says his parents were outgoing, loving people. Joseph was a contractor always looking to give people good deals while his mother worked at a local hospital in the billing department.
“Great parents, never had a problem, I mean we always got along, great mom and dad. I mean I’d do anything to have them back,” says Allen.
Sheriff Rice says his deputies are talking to several persons of interest, but believes th at there are at least two suspects involved because of two sets of tire tracks left at the scene. He says whoever committed the murders, consider them armed and dangerous.
“I believe that was an isolated incident, but I do consider them a threat to society. I mean if they’re willing to kill over a stolen vehicle, they’re willing to hurt anybody for anything,” says Sheriff Rice.
“They’ve left a 14-year-old and me with no parents for the rest of our lives, I hope that gets to them,” says Allen.
If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the tip hotline at 417-383-5232 or the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office at 417-345-2441.
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