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Man facing murder charges in Kennett shooting

Demetrius Woods. (Source: Kennett Police Department) Demetrius Woods. (Source: Kennett Police Department)
Isaac Lee Jefferson with his sister Nicole and father Elmer. (Photo courtesy of family) Isaac Lee Jefferson with his sister Nicole and father Elmer. (Photo courtesy of family)
Isaac Jefferson is pictured here with his sister. (Photo courtesy of family) Isaac Jefferson is pictured here with his sister. (Photo courtesy of family)
KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

A man has been charged in connection to a deadly shooting in Kennett, Missouri on Tuesday evening, August 2.

Demetrius Woods was charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action. No bond was set due to the nature of the crime.

According to court documents, Woods shot a semi-automatic handgun and hit Jefferson in the chest.

A witness that was interviewed at the scene and witnesses interviewed later told officers they saw Woods come out of a home in the 900 block of Baldwin Street and shoot Jefferson.

According to Kennett police, the 911 call was received around 6:30 p.m. reporting someone was shooting in the 900 block of Baldwin Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that Isaac Lee Jefferson, 27, of Kennett, Mo. had been shot and was lying on the ground just in front of a home.

Officers called an ambulance and Jefferson was pronounced dead at the scene.

While officers were on the scene, a male suspect arrived at the Kennett Police Department wanting to speak to an officer. The suspect identified himself as the shooter of Jefferson.

The suspect was identified as Demetrius Woods.

Isaac Jefferson's family members say they are still trying to understand why this happened to their loved one.

His sister, Nicole, and dad, Elmer, described the young man as a family man who loved playing with  his nieces and nephews.

The family admitted that sometimes Jefferson did have a small temper, but never imagined something like this would happen.

Jefferson's dad, Elmer, had a strong message for people in this community.

"Everybody needs to put your weapons down and try to communicate with each other in a better manner because it hurts for things like this to happen," he said. "I never will be able to get him back, but I'll never lose him in my heart."

Jefferson's sister, Nicole, said she feels like she just lost one of the closest people to her.

Kennett police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say this is an active investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 573-888-4622.

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