Springfield man charged in fatal shooting in Sarcoxie

2 months 6 days 4 hours ago Wednesday, June 14 2017 Jun 14, 2017 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:39:34 PM CDT June 14, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

CARTHAGE (AP) — A Springfield man is charged in a shooting that left one Carthage man dead and another injured.

Thirty-year-old Lafayette Starr was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action after the shooting Tuesday in Sarcoxie.

The Joplin Globe reports Starr was arrested by Springfield police and transferred early Wednesday to Jasper County, where he is being held on a cash-only $2 million bond.

Sarcoxie police say the Starr and the two victims knew each other.

Police found 22-year-old Tayler Andersen dead and 21-year-old Gage Williams suffering from a gunshot wound early Tuesday in Sarcoxie.

It wasn't immediately clear if Starr had an attorney.

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