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November 1, 2013

UPDATED: Prosecutor files charges against man accused of fatal shooting

JOPLIN, Mo. — UPDATED, 1:36 p.m.

The Jasper County Prosecutor's Office has filed charges of class A felony murder and armed criminal action against Jeffery L. Bruner, 39, of Joplin. He remains in custody without bond, according to a press release from the Joplin Police Department.

Bruner is accused of fatally shooting Derek Moore, 37, of Joplin, at about 9:50 p.m. as Moore was leaving a movie at Regal Northstar Stadium 16. Moore was an assistant football coach for Missouri Southern State Univeristy.

 

UPDATED, 4:08 a.m.

Joplin Police Department officials have released the identity of a man arrested in a shooting death Friday outside of a Joplin movie theater.

Jeffery L. Bruner, 39, of Joplin, is currently in custody at the Joplin City Jail on charges of murder. According to a press release from the police department, formal charges from the Jasper County Prosecutor's office are expected once paperwork about the case is filed.

Bruner was arrested in the parking lot of Regal Northstar Stadium 14, located near Northpark Mall, after 9:50 p.m. Friday. Officers from Joplin and Duquesne police departments responded to a call of shots fired at the theater, Stewart said.

A shooting victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where the victim died from the injuries sustained in the shooting, according to police. Police have not yet named the victim; however, officials with Missouri Southern State University have stated the victim was an employee.

 



 

 

 

UPDATED, 1:28 a.m.

Officials with Missouri Southern State University said early Saturday morning that today's homecoming activities have been canceled in the wake of a campus employee having died after being shot late Friday night.

Police said that one man was taken to the hospital after having been shot and another was arrested after 9:50 p.m. Friday outside Regal Northstar Stadium 14 theater near Northpark Mall in Joplin.

Joplin police Lt. Matt Stewart said that a middle-age man was arrested on the parking lot outside the theater.

He said the shooting "seemed to be a targeted incident and not random." No other injuries were reported, he said.

No further details about the victim condition were available early this morning, but the university confirmed that the victim was a university employee.

"Due to the tragic death tonight of Missouri Southern employee, homecoming activities are canceled and the football game versus Lindenwood has been postponed," University Relations and Marketing Director Cassie Mathes said in a statement. "Additional details will be forthcoming later in the day."

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