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Dunklin Co. Sheriff: Man shot in the chest after an argument

DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - A Southeast Missouri man was arrested after a shooting Friday evening near Kennett.

According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, 23-year-old Timmy Lynn Burns, Jr. is charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, and felon in possession of a firearm after a shooting occurred on Dunklin County Road 434 around 8 p.m.

The shooting victim is 22-year-old Deray Lee Muntz, who was wounded in the upper left chest area. 

Police say an investigation by the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, and the Kennett Police Department revealed the two men were involved in an altercation before the shooting, and several witnesses gave statements regarding the incident.

Sheriff Holder says Muntz was treated at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center and later released. 

Burns, Jr. is scheduled to appear in Dunklin County Circuit Court Tuesday, November 13.

His cash-only bond is set at $100,000.

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