FREE ACCESS - Two in custody after shots fired in Walmart parking lot; investigation ongoing

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Two are in custody after shots were fired in the Walmart parking lot in Dexter.

Dexter Police Chief Hank Trout said Tuesday morning at 9:09 a.m., officers with the Dexter Police Department were dispatched to 2025 W. Bus Highway 60, Walmart Supercenter regarding a report of shots fired.

Trout said a description of a suspect vehicle was given, and officers stopped the car on Specialty Drive, near Business Hwy 60. Two suspects were taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.

Trout said during the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that two vehicles were parked on the East side of the Walmart parking lot.

Authorities said individuals from one vehicle approached the other and after returning to their vehicle and while driving away, the driver of the parked vehicle exited his vehicle, pulled a handgun, and fired at the other vehicle. Both vehicles then left the area.

Trout said the vehicle that was shot at while leaving the area was later located in Hayti, Mo and will be transported back to the Dexter Police Department. No occupants were located inside the vehicle.

The suspects are currently being held at the Dexter Police Department pending the filing of formal charges.

Trout said this is an ongoing investigation and further details will be released as they become available.

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