UPDATE 3/2/23 — The second person who was injured in the incident that led to Alexander Ozzy Cantrell-King’s arrest has died from her wounds.
Tammy M Larrabee, 54, died at University hospital died Feb. 24 from the wounds she suffered on Feb. 21, according to a press release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.
The CCSO is investigating the evidence in the case and are working to “ensure the appropriate charges are brought at the appropriate time,” the press release said.
Ozarks First will continue to update this article as more information is released.
Original article, published Feb. 21, 2023:
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — On Sunday night, Camden County law enforcement received a call in which they heard someone pleading with another to “put the gun down.”
Alexander Ozzy Cantrell-King, 19, is charged with four felonies: first-degree murder, first-degree domestic assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
According to a press release from the CCSO, Camden County Communications received the distress call at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. On the call, they heard sounds of fighting and a voice asking someone to put a gun down before the call disconnected. Law enforcement tracked the location of the phone call to State Road FF and Pine Cove Road in Edwards and dispatched deputies to the scene.
When deputies arrived, they found 56-year-old Eric L. Cantrell with one gunshot wound lying on the living room floor of a camper. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another person — an unidentified female — was taken to a hospital.
Alexander told deputies at the scene that he heard a gunshot in the camper. He said when he went to investigate the source, he saw the unidentified female holding a rifle while Eric lay on the floor. Alexander said he wrestled the rifle away from the female and accidentally shot her in the process.
On the way to the hospital, the female told law enforcement that Alexander was the shooter. When deputies processed the scene, they found evidence to disprove Alexander’s story and support the female’s story.
Alexander is being held without bond at the Camden County Adult Detention Facility. According to the press release, he is scheduled to appear in the Camden County Associate Court in late March.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.