Man fatally shot multiple times in West Plains, suspect in custody

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UPDATE (5/26/2020): The West Plains Police Department has released the names of the homicide victim and the suspect.

The victim has been identified to be Kraig K. Lynch, 30, West Plains man. The suspect has been identified as Johnathon Thomas Goodman, 24, from West Plains.

Goodman has been formally charged by the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with one count of second-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action, according to the press release.

Goodman is being held at the Howell County Jail.

UPDATE: The victim of the shooting was pronounced dead at Ozarks Medical Center.

Police are not releasing the identity’s of those involved.

If you have information on this incident, you are urged to call the West Plains Police Department at 417-256-2244.

Original Post:

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A man was hospitalized after being shot multiple times in West Plains on Saturday, May 23.

Police say they took a call around 3 p.m. for an altercation between two males at a trailer park on Lanton Road. Officers say that altercation resulted in one man shooting the other repeatedly.

The victim of the shooting was transported to the Ozarks Medical Center. Currently, there is no word on his condition. The shooter is in custody, according to police.

This is an ongoing investigation. Updates will be posted as they arrive.

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