Several charged after Lawrence County shooting that left one dead, one in critical condition

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased victim in the homicide investigation.

Sarah Pasco, 27, from Aurora, Missouri, was found deceased on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, by a member of the Miller Rural Fire Protection District.

The second victim in the homicide investigation is still in the hospital.

Andrew J. Cypret, 27, of Billings, Mo., Lyle B. Delong, 23, of Stotts City, Mo., Gary Hunter, 24, Mt. Vernon, Christina Knapp, 36 of Stotts City, Siera Dunham, 18, of Mt. Vernon, and Diona L. Parks, 26, of Stotts City, Mo are all in custody and charged with first-degree murder.

According to the probable cause statement, five suspects forced the two victims into the trunk of a car.

The suspect then drove the victims to an abandoned well located in a rural area west of Miller in Lawrence County.

The suspects told them to get into the abandoned well.

The probable cause statement says Hunter asked Pasco where someone was and when she said she didn’t know, he allegedly opened fire on the two women killing Paso and injuring the other victim.

The second victim says she hid under Pasco’s body and played dead until Hunter and the other suspects left. The statement goes on to say that Hunter called the other people charged in this case; Lyle DeLong, Diona Parks, and Andrew Cypret, and told them to burn the truck that belonged to the injured woman.

Investigators are are still looking for another suspect in this case.

Police say additional charges are expected.

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