Murder in West Plains

On Saturday, May 23 at approximately 3:00 p.m., officers of the West Plains Police Department responded to a residence on Lanton Road for a report of an altercation between two men. According to a press release from the WPPD, one male produced a firearm and shot the second male multiple times during the altercation.

The man who was shot was transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment and was pronounced dead. The shooter was has been taken into custody. At this time, the names of the shooter and the victim are not being released.

This is an active investigation. If anyone has any information in reference to this matter, they are asked to contact the West Plains Police Department at 417-256-2244 or at



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