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Missouri man faces first-degree murder charge for gas station shooting that killed trucker


A Missouri man has been arrested and faces charges after shooting several people at a small town gas station over the weekend.

Twenty-eight year old Christopher Lindley of Thayer, Missouri, has been charged with Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, April 10, in Koshkonong, Missouri.

Police say that at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, Lindley entered the Snappy Mart gas station on U.S. 63 and shot four people.

By the time police arrived, they found a truck driver from California dead at the scene after having been shot through a window, KY3 reports. Three other people in the store survived with critical gunshot wounds.

Police say that one of the surviving victims identified Lindley as the shooter.

Police were able to take Lindley into custody at a different location after receiving a tip about the vehicle that he was driving.

Oregon County Sheriff Eric King said during press conference that police are “almost positive” that Lindley knew at least one of the victims, but the motive remains unclear.

The shooting incident was reportedly captured on surveillance video.

Lindley is being held without bond as the investigation into the shooting continues.


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