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Teenager charged in Poplar Bluff shooting appears in court

Lonnie Moss, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department) Lonnie Moss, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

 

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – A teenager charged with a weekend shooting appeared in court Monday morning.

According to the Butler County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Lonnie Moss Junior was charged with first degree assault with serious physical injury, and armed criminal action. A judge set his bond at $100,000.

Poplar Bluff Police says around 11:20pm Friday, officers were dispatched to Benton and North Main Streets in Poplar Bluff in connection to a report of shots fired.

During a search of the area, they learned that a man had been shot and transported to the Emergency Room at PB Regional Medical Center.

The victim, 36-year-old Sammie Redmond of Bernie, Missouri told officers that during a drug deal, a young black male showed a revolver and as Redmond fled the scene.

The black male fired three or four shots at him. Redmond was shot once in the arm. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Officers located the suspect's vehicle in a Poplar Bluff parking lot and during an interview with police; Moss Jr. admitted that he shot Redmond after he was instructed to by another black male.

At this time, no other arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

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