Morley man charged with murder in shooting of Sikeston teen
SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A Morley, Missouri man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old.
Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers were called to a home on the 200 block of William Street at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29 to a report of shots fired.
When officers arrived they found two victims with gunshot wounds.
The victims, a 41-year-old woman and her 17-year-old were rushed to area hospitals.
The son later died from his injuries.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, January 1.
According to Sikeston DPS, a preliminary investigation shows the 17-year-old got into an altercation with 45-year-old Donald A. Powell.
The fight became physical.
DPS said that’s when a gun was introduced and Powell allegedly shot the teen and his mother.
Powell was arrested and charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, domestic assault, use of a weapon, possession of a firearm and tampering with or attempt to tamper with a victim.
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