UPDATE 12/5/2021: U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood has confirmed three of the men involved in the incident were soldiers stationed at Fort Leonard Wood.
LEBANON, Mo. — Police responded to a call of a man laying on the ground in the 400 block of North Monroe Street on Friday, December 3.
When officers arrived, they tried to resuscitate the man but were unsuccessful. Officers found the man had a fatal gunshot wound.
According to a report, the deceased man, identified as Ethan J. Williams, 23, of Lebanon, and two other men, Zackary R. Gillis, 18, of Fort Leonard Wood and Blake R. Paulson, 20, of Fort Leonard Wood were involved in an armed robbery at a residence in Lebanon. Paulson and Gillis will appear in court on December 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Police say Williams was shot by a juvenile Lebanon male during the robbery.
Gillis and Paulson are both in custody facing second-degree murder and first-degree burglary. Both are currently being held at the Laclede County jail with no bond.
The juvenile male is currently being held at the Camden County Juvenile Justice Center.
Assistance in this investigation is being provided by the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.