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Elderly Man from Moberly Accused of Shooting Alleged Drug Dealer in the Head

Jerry Fitzwater

(Misssourinet) An elderly man from northern Missouri’s Moberly is jailed without bond this (Friday) afternoon, accused of shooting a man he believed to be a drug dealer in the head. Moberly Police Chief Troy Link tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX that the incident happened yesterday evening, just six blocks from the police station:

Citing court documents, KWIX Radio quotes the 79-year-old suspect as saying he shot the victim because he believed he was a drug dealer who sold drugs to his children. Jerry Fitzwater is jailed without bond, and court documents say he’s threatened to shoot others in the home.

(J.B. Connoley, KWIX)


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