Fatal shooting at Am Pm Food Mart leaves one dead, one charged

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UPDATE: Springfield Police have identified the victim as  24-year-old Caelan D. Troy of Springfield, Missouri.

UPDATE: Austin Ball has been charged for allegedly shooting one person at the AM Pm Food Market.

Ball is charged with second-degree murder, delivery of a controlled substance, delivery of 35 grams or less of Marijuana, unlawful possession of a firearm, and armed criminal action.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– A deadly shooting last night has left one dead and led to one arrest.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, the victim was shot at the Am Pm Food Mart on Kearney Street. The victim arrived by personal transport to Cox North Hospital, was transferred to Cox South Hospital due to the severity of their injuries and later died at the hospital.

The investigation of the case led the Springfield Police Department to a residence on the 1100 block of North Clay. After a short standoff, the suspect was taken into custody. A second person in the home is being questioned but is not a suspect.

Police have not found a motive at this time.

According to a probable cause, Troy arrived at the hospital with another male. The second male was taken to the police station for a statement. He said he and Ball had agreed to meet Troy to purchase narcotics. He said the intention of the meeting was to steal ball’s money and drugs.

He stated that the vehicles were parked next to each other and he went over to Ball’s car and sat in the passenger seat. He stayed in the vehicle to complete the transaction, he intended to give Troy a hand signal when the transaction was completed so he could commit the robbery.

He said that Troy stepped out of the car and approached Ball before he had given him the hand signal. Ball saw troy approaching him and removed a handgun from his waistband and shot three rounds through the drivers window.

He said he was able to get out of Ball’s vehicle. He said Ball then drove off and he assisted Troy. He took Troy and dropped him off at Cox North.

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