SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An 8-month investigation into a fatal shooting in south Springfield will result in no criminal charges being filed, according to the Greene County Prosecutor’s office.

Corey Kesner, 31, of Springfield, was shot February 5 in the parking lot of the Remington’s Corner shopping center,1645 W. Republic Road.
When officers arrived they found Kesner with gun shot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The man who fired the shots was still at the scene when police got there.  He was taken into custody.

Late last week, Greene County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Todd Meyer sent a letter to the Springfield police detective working the case, saying the state will not file charges in the shooting.

Meyers’ letter said, in part, “When an individual raises a self-defense claim, the State has the burden of proving beyond a reasponable double that the homicide is not justified.  In this case, the State cannot prove (the suspect) did not reasonably act in lawsuit self-defense.”