15-year-old in custody, 1 injured in shooting in Butler Co., Mo.

Teen in custody in connection to Poplar Bluff shooting

BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting near NN Hwy. and Business 60 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

According to Sheriff Mark Dobbs, dispatchers received a 911 call from a man Thursday evening, May 30, stating his friend had been shot and there was an individual shooting at a vehicle.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they learned a driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, later identified as Isaiah Brown, had been shot twice in the hip area.

He was flown to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment.

On the following Tuesday on June 4, Sheriff Dobbs said Butler County Investigators Charles Phelps and Brandon Lowe took a 15-year-old juvenile from Malden into custody.

The juvenile confessed to being the person responsible for shooting Brown, Sheriff Dobbs said.

Witnesses and the juvenile said the shooting happened while he was a passenger in a vehicle that bulled up next to Brown’s vehicle.

Brown and the juvenile had an altercation over a marijuana deal prior to the shooting according to Sheriff Dobbs.

As of June 6, Sheriff Dobbs said the suspect remains in custody of Juvenile Authorities at this time.

The investigation is on-going.

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