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Fatal Shooting After Argument Along River

Posted: Jul 22, 2013 11:45 AM by The Associated Press

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STEELVILLE, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting another man following an argument along the Meramec River.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon. Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin says 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. of Franklin County and 59-year-old James Crocker of Steelville became involved in a dispute over whether Dart was on public or private property near Steelville.

Dart was shot in the head and killed. Martin says Crocker then went to a neighboring home and asked a woman to call 911 because he had just shot someone on the river.

Crocker is jailed on $650,000 cash-only bond. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

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