UPDATE 5/31: Matthew Dedmon has been officially charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Saturday’s shooting in downtown Ozark.
UPDATE 5/29: One suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Matthew Dedmon, 47, of Springfield was arrested and is being held without bond in Christian County.
The victim has been identified as Joe Newburn, 57, of Ozark. A possible motive for the shooting has not yet been made known.
UPDATE 3:50 P.M.: The victim who suffered multiple gunshot wounds was pronounced dead at Cox south Hospital in Springfield. The investigation is still ongoing.
OZARK, Mo.– A shooting in Ozark has left one person with multiple injuries and one other in custody.
At about 12:49 p.m., Ozark Police were dispatched to the 100 block of West Church Street responding to a shooting. On arrival one victim was found in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds.
One person of interest was taken into custody. Police do not believe there is any present danger to the public.
The investigation is still ongoing, and police are asking the public to avoid the area while the scene is being processed.
This is a breaking news story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.