Murder charge upgraded against Kennett man accused of shooting, - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Murder charge upgraded against Kennett man accused of shooting, killing man

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
Andre Oliver (Source: Dunklin County Jail) Andre Oliver (Source: Dunklin County Jail)
KENNETT, MO (KFVS) -

A Kennett man now faces a charge of first-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of a man in July 2017.

Andre Lamont Oliver, 19, was originally charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Online court records show that Dunklin County Prosecutor Jeffrey McCormick filed an amended affidavit on Monday, Oct. 30, upgrading the murder charge to first degree.

Oliver is accused of shooting and killing Akeem D. Nelson, 19, on July 14.

Someone flagged down an officer around 11:30 that night to report that he'd found a person dead on his couch in the 400 block of Shady Lane.

The officer entered the home through an opened front door and found a body on the couch. Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene by Dunklin County Coroner James Powell.

An autopsy took place on July 17, in Farmington, Mo.

The case is still under investigation by the Kennett Police Department, Dunklin County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

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

  • Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-18 00:29:51 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-18 00:34:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

  • breaking

    Student arrested in school threat

    Student arrested in school threat

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-17 23:10:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-17 23:46:16 GMT

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

  • breaking

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-02-17 21:13:19 GMT

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

Powered by Frankly