Dunklin Co. Sheriff: Man shot in the chest after an argument - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

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.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

    Sunday, July 23 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-23 10:51:24 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:17 GMT
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
    The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.
  • Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Fire destroys home in downtown Jonesboro

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:56:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

    Assistant Fire Chief Alan Dunn said Sunday that the home was a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

  • Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Firefighters return to station damaged in flood

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:22:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:37:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

    On Sunday, several Pocahontas firefighters moved back into their home station.

Powered by Frankly