New charges filed against Koshkonong shooting suspect

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ALTON, Mo. – Charges against the man accused of shooting four people and killing one at a Koshkonong convenience store last week have been updated.

Lindley, originally charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, now has ten new charges filed against him. Those charges are:

  • Five counts of first-degree assault
  • Five counts of armed criminal action

Lindley was transported Friday from Dent County Jail to the Oregon County Courthouse in Alton for hearings on April 28.

The Oregon County Circuit Clerk’s office confirmed today that a judge had signed the transport order to bring Christopher Lindley to Alton for a 1 p.m. bond hearing and criminal setting.

The 29-year-old from Thayer is being housed at the Dent County lockup after he was arrested in Howell County in connection with the shootings in Oregon County.

He is accused of entering the Snappy Mart on U.S. 63 in Koshkonong on April 10 and shooting four people, killing Carlos Moreno and seriously injuring the other three.

Court documents say an employee at the Snappy Mart had contacted police around 5 a.m. saying a person had been shot in the face. The employee told police she had locked herself in the business office of the convenience store.

Some information from the probable cause statement from the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office was taken from surveillance footage at the Snappy Mart.

According to the video, one man and the suspect, Lindley, were seen leaving the store together. The video shows after a short time the man ran from the vehicle bleeding and into the store. Lindley had ran after the man back into the store.

The PC statement says Lindley returns to the car, grabs a gun and back into Snappy Mart. He is seen talking with two other people. One of them later told investigators Lindley said to her, “Do you mind if I finish this?”

The woman told police that’s when Lindley turned away from her and started shooting. According to the footage, Lindley can be seen raising his gun to a shooting position.

According to court documents, Lindley also fired shots inside a truck where a man and his 15-year-old nephew were sitting in. The man told authorities that a round went through the windshiled on the passenger side and another round went through the drivers side.

Court documents say Lindley then shot two more people who were sitting in another car.

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