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UPDATE: Two dead in Monday shooting identified
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UPDATE: Two dead in Monday shooting identified

More information in Monday shooting

A disturbance in Lake Timberline Monday morning ended with two men dead from gunshot wounds.

According to a press release from the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, at 6:04 a.m. officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm in the 9400 block of Woodleigh Drive in the Lake Timberline lake development outside Bonne Terre. Responding officers were advised of gunshots being fired at the scene prior to their arrival.

The 71-year-old caller advised 911 operators that she believed her grandson, now identified as 24-year-old Nicholas David Brown, had shot her husband, identified as 66-year-old James Lange. The woman reported that she heard two shots fired initially, and shortly after heard a third shot fired.

A second 911 call was received from a male caller who advised that he had been shot twice. During this second call, the man became unresponsive and the 911 line remained open.

Officers arrived at the scene and found Lange deceased in the living room of the home with gunshot wound to the chest. Officers also found Brown deceased on a bedroom floor from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This incident continues to be investigated by detectives with the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department.

Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at


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