One dead, three hurt in Missouri convenience store shooting, suspect now cuffed

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Apr. 12 2021, Updated 5:15 p.m. ET

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A 28-year-old man was accused of shooting four people in a Missouri convenience store, killing one of the victims.

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On April 10, around5:15 a.m., a man entered the Snappy Mart Convenience Store in Koshkonong, Missouri, and opened fire, according to Missouri State Police.

One person died at the scene, and the other three were critically injured. 

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Three of the victims, including the person who died, were from out-of-state. Several witnesses inside the store were not hurt, police say. 

Local media identified the deceased victim as Carolos Moreno, a truck driver from California. The other victims were Melissa Rae Blaskiewicz, Jonah Bivens and Paul Chavis

Moreno was shot through the glass from outside the store. The other victims were found inside the shop. 

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Authorities say Christopher L. Lindley has been identified as a suspect in the shooting. He was arrested about four hours after the shooting, according to Associated Press

Police do not suspect that anyone else is involved in the shooting. 

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Oregon County Sheriff Eric King said Lindley knew at least one of the victims, but his motive is unclear, according to Associated Press.

Lindley was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held without bond.

Lindley faces life in prison if convicted. 


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