BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Butler County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a possible carjacking left one person dead.
Butler County Coroner Andy Moore identified the person as Joshua Goins, 33, of Qulin, Mo. His next of kin has been notified, according to Moore.
An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday morning, Nov. 21 at 9:30 in Farmington.
According to Sheriff Mark Dobbs, on Monday, Nov. 19 around 5:35 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a call of an altercation with gunshots fired in front of the Ozark Border Electric Company in the northbound lane of Highway 67.
After arriving at the scene, deputies found a man who appeared to be shot in the front seat of a vehicle and had no signs of life. The alleged shooter was present when deputies arrived at the scene.
According to witnesses, two men were in a physical altercation that escalated and one of the men shot another inside of a car.
A preliminary investigation shows a possible carjacking where the car owner fired a weapon in self-defense.
The shooting is under investigation and the Butler County prosecutor will be contacted.
No one is in custody at this time.