The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department has one man in custody after a domestic dispute reportedly ended in a young man’s death.
St. Francois County Lt. Greg Armstrong said charges have been filed against Clinton Wheeler, 49, of Park Hills, who is accused of shooting his 22-year-old son-in-law, Christopher Goodman.
Charges were filed with the St. Francois County Prosecutor's Office late Sunday afternoon and Wheeler is being charged with a class A felony of murder in the first degree with no bond.
The shooting occurred at 11:20 p.m. Saturday night in the 1600 block of Ellis Rd. in St. Francois County.
The ambulance district pronounced Goodman dead at the scene and transported another man to Mercy Hospital-Jefferson by county ambulance.
St. Francois County Ambulance Director David Tetrault said a friend of the family who tried to stop the shooting was injured.
“It went through his hand before it hit the young man who died. He was shot with a 9 mm gun in the chest/abdomen area with no exit wound,” said Tetrault. “A 9 mm is a high velocity bullet and he assumes that since it went through the first guy’s hand, it was slowed down a little bit and stopped it from exiting the other man.”
Tetrault said the man shot in the hand was stable, but taken to the hospital.
According to police radio traffic, a woman called 911 reporting that her father shot her husband as they were having an argument.
This is a developing story and the Daily Journal will bring details as they become available.