Mt. Vernon man charged with first degree murder in connection to - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mt. Vernon man charged with first degree murder in connection to deadly shooting

Roderick Shondale Oats, Jr. (Source: Mt. Vernon PD/Facebook) Roderick Shondale Oats, Jr. (Source: Mt. Vernon PD/Facebook)
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

The Jefferson County Coroner identified a man who was shot and killed in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, July 8.

Roderick S. Oats, Jr., 18, of Mt. Vernon, was charged with first degree murder in connection to the shooting.

According to Coroner Roger Hayse, Carlos Johnson, 20, of Mt. Vernon, died of a gunshot wound.

Officers were called to the 700 block of South 25th Street in Mount Vernon for a report of gunshots around 4:35 p.m.

The department was later contacted by an area hospital about a man who was in the emergency room with gunshot wounds.

Johnson died at the hospital.

Oats, Jr., was arrested in Benton, Ill. just after 11:30 on Saturday night.

Investigators identified Oats, Jr. as a suspect after talking to several witnesses.

A gofundme has been started for Johnson's funeral.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Cause of gas leak undetermined in Benton, IL

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:29:02 GMT
    A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A Franklin County Emergency Management Agency Duty Officer has responded to a large gas leak. Buildings around the incident have been evacuated. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

    A large gas leak has caused a hazmat situation in Benton.

  • Kennett, MO warehouse fire considered a total loss

    Kennett, MO warehouse fire considered a total loss

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:27:59 GMT
    The warehouse is where Bullock Furniture stores all of their inventory (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)The warehouse is where Bullock Furniture stores all of their inventory (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    Crews responded to a structure fire in Kennett, Missouri on Wednesday, August 15. 

    Crews responded to a structure fire in Kennett, Missouri on Wednesday, August 15. 

  • Poplar Bluff Animal Control identifies owner of 8 puppies left in box

    Poplar Bluff Animal Control identifies owner of 8 puppies left in box

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:26:52 GMT
    Daryl Scarlet was being held pending formal charges (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)Daryl Scarlet was being held pending formal charges (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

    Animal Control officers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri said they are looking for the owners of eight puppies left in a box. 

    Animal Control officers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri said they are looking for the owners of eight puppies left in a box. 

Powered by Frankly