Court documents: Man shot, killed in Sikeston in connection with marijuana sale

New details about a deadly weekend shooting in Sikeston. According to court documents, the alleged killer had arranged to buy marijuana from the victim
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 10:14 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2023 at 12:11 PM CST
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A suspect was arrested in connection with a murder investigation in Sikeston, Mo.

Dazarrion Easton, 19, of East Prairie, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to the East Prairie Police Department, they learned Easton was in the city. Their officers and detectives with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety went to an East Prairie home, found Easton and arrested him.

He is currently being held on a no-bond warrant through Scott County.

Police were called to a home in the 100 block of North Handy during the evening hours on Sunday, November 12 for a report of a person shot.

According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Jim McMillen, when officers arrived they found Anthony Evans, of Sikeston, with a gunshot wound.

Evans died at the scene.

According to court documents, Evans was shot in the back of the head while sitting in a recliner in the living room.

Witnesses told investigators that Easton came to the house to buy $800 worth of marijuana from Evans and that Easton shot Evans once in the back of the head after he took a bag of pot from Evans’ lap.

Easton reportedly then ran away from the scene.

Court documents state that investigators found evidence in the home indicating that Evans was involved in selling marijuana and other illegal drugs.

SEMO Major Case Squad was activated to assist with the investigation.