Details Emerge in Koshkonong Shooting
Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:33am admin
Amanda Mendez, Publisher
Following the filing of formal charges, details have been released that paint a clearer picture of the violent morning that left one victim dead and three in critical condition.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Chief Deputy Rich Matteson of the Oregon County Sheriff’s Department, an employee of the Snappy Mart on Highway 63 in Koshkonong contacted the sheriff’s department at 5 a.m. on April 10 to report that a man had been shot in the face.
When Dep. Matteson arrived, one male subject was on the ground in the parking lot next to his vehicle with an obvious gunshot wound. The deputy entered the building through the south door, and immediately observed another male victim to the right of the entrance with a gunshot wound to the head. This man would later die from his injuries.
The next victim Dep. Matteson encountered was a woman, seated at a table. She also had a gunshot wound to the head.
The final victim, a man, was seated on the floor and had suffered a gunshot to the face.
The shooter was no longer inside the business and medical personnel were able to attend to the victims.
The man on the floor was unable to talk, but wrote down the name of the shooter, “Chris Lindley.” The employee who had called for help also stated the shooter was a man named Chris. Surveillance video from the business showed a man identified as Christopher Lindley shooting the victim who later died from his injuries.
Christopher L. Lindley, age 28, of Thayer, Missouri was apprehended later that day. He is charged in Oregon County Circuit Court with first degree and armed criminal action. Lindley is being held without bond.
At his arraignment on April 12, Lindley pled not guilty. The matter is set for a bond review hearing in Oregon County Court on April 28. Until that time, Lindley will remain in custody in Dent County Jail.