Man charged in shooting death of teenager in Cape Girardeau

8 months 16 hours 12 minutes ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:56:21 AM CDT in News
By: Madeline Odle, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old southeast Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder and several other felonies in the shooting death of a teenager in Cape Girardeau.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Jonas Phillips of Charleston is jailed on $5 million bond. He is accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Andrel Dolpin Jr. Thursday night. Police say the shooting was the result of a botched drug deal.

Phillips was arrested Saturday evening in Mississippi County. In addition to the murder and armed criminal action charges in Dolpin's death, he is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action for shooting at Dolpin's friend and a bystander, who was struck in the hip but survived.

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