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Homicide under investigation in Iron County

Authorities in Iron County are actively investigating a shooting that occurred Friday afternoon in Hidden Valley Lakes near Annapolis in southern Iron County.

Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley confirmed they had a shooting Friday afternoon around 3 p.m. and one person died as a result.

“It’s appears to be that a neighbor went to his neighbor’s house and they had an argument,” said Medley. “One of them went to pull some kind of a weapon and the neighbor that actually lived there shot the other man.”

Medley said the person who died was Chuck McCabe. He added that the Missouri State Highway Patrol out of Poplar Bluff handled the investigation.

“Under the circumstances, we had them take care of it,” said Medley. “The man who fired the shots was brought in for questioning and then released. All of our deaths are investigated as a homicide and then it is up to the prosecutor.”

Medley said it looks like self-defense, but that is up to the prosecuting attorney to decide after looking at all the evidence.

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“There will be an autopsy Monday morning,” said Medley. “Then the prosecuting attorney will get all the information and make his decision.

"During this investigation we found there had been some problems recently between the two, but as far as a long history, there wasn’t one."

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E Spokesperson Clark Parrot confirmed they are assisting the Iron County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation.

“The investigation is still ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled,” said Parrot. “Once we get all the results from that we will release (more information).”

The Daily Journal will provide more details as they become available.

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Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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