Charges Filed in Fatal Shooting in Benton County, MO

LINCOLN, Mo. -- An arrest has been made and charges filed in the January 12 shooting death of a man near Lincoln, Missouri.

Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox says the shooting happened at a mobile home park on Zion Church Road just after 9:00 p.m. on the 12th.

Deputies got to the home and found Caleb Shephard, 27, outside with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  He was rushed to a helicopter evac site, but died before he could be airlifted.

Deputies arrested William J. Heffernan, 21, at the scene.  Prosecutors have charged Heffernan with second degree murder, armed criminal action, and tampering with evidence.  


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