Police identify victim of southeast Missouri shooting

3 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 Tuesday, March 08, 2016 3:18:00 PM CST March 08, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is in custody following a fatal shooting outside a Wal-Mart store in Poplar Bluff.

KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/1QAvNSd ) reports that the body of 50-year-old Stahl Sturgeon of Doniphan was found around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday inside a car on the store parking lot.

Authorities say 33-year-old Joseph Wisdom was arrested inside the store soon after the shooting. He is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree armed criminal action. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

Relatives told Butler County authorities that Wisdom had been acting paranoid. Dobbs says relatives dropped Wisdom off along a highway, where Sturgeon gave him a ride.

Authorities believe the shooting happened after a fight inside the car. Dobbs says police believe that Wisdom also shot at other vehicles.

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