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Kennett suspect officially charged with murder

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KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Kennett police are investigating a Tuesday night homicide.

According to Captain Tim Trowbridge, one man is dead.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Issac Jefferson. 

The police department received a 911 call around 6:40 p.m. about someone shooting in the 900-block of Baldwin Street.

When officers arrived, they found Jefferson dead in a front yard.

Police have now officially charged a suspect. Demetrius Jamal Woods, 27, of Kennett reportedly turned himself in after the shooting.

Woods is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was given no bond.

Kennett police along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating the shooting.

According to a post on the Kennett Police Department's Facebook page, there was an apparent ongoing dispute between Woods and Jefferson.

Police believe there are still witnesses who may know something about the shooting. 

They are asking anyone with information to contact the police department at (573) 888-4622

“Still, we have to do a full investigation," Trowbridge said. "Whatever the suspect claims, whatever might have happened, you know, we still have to do the full investigation. We’ve got several witnesses to talk to. We’re asking more witnesses if anybody is in the area might have heard something or seen something, maybe the talk on the street, if they know anything at all, we want to make sure that we get it right.”

People living near the area said they were shocked to hear a man was killed there. 

"A girl I went to school with, her son was outside when they did this and he went in the house just in a panic," Lois Taylor said. 

Taylor said she grew up in the area but she never remembered it quite like this.

"It's crazy," she said. "Back in my day it was good, but now it's getting a little rough. It's just sad that somebody did this to this young man."

Taylor said she has a 19-year-old son that she tries to keep a close eye on to make sure he is not involved in anything like this.

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