Man shot to death in Morgan Co.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:20:02 GMT — Update, Friday 2:30 p.m.:
Morgan County investigators have released more information about last night's fatal shooting.Victim Nathan Walker was 39 years-old and a father. KRCG talked with Walker's daughter who said her dad loved dogs. Walker's daughter said she is traveling from out-of-state to Morgan County.
Shooting suspect James Wager is 58 years-old and lived in rural Morgan County with a City of Stover mailing address, according to Gregory Martin with the Morgan County Shriff's Department. Witnesses report hearing two gun shots, but the Sheriff's department says Walker was only shot once.
Update, Friday 12:30 p.m.:
The Morgan County prosecutor has charged James Alex Wager with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance.Wager TMs age and address has not been released. He is being held in the Morgan County jail.The victim is identified as Nathan Walker.The shooting happened in front of Walker TMs home in Stover, Mo., in an area known as Ivy Bend.In court documents investigators said Wager drove to Walker TMs home late Thursday afternoon to confront him about recent robberies in the area.Wager told deputies that some of his friends TM homes had been burglarized and he wanted to see if any of the stolen items were at Walker TMs residence.As Wager arrived at Walker TMs home, witnesses report that Walker came out of his house and approached Wager TMs car and that the men started talking.Wager told investigators that Walker threatened him and reached for a pistol that was lying in the front seat of Wager TMs car. Wager got to the gun first and fired once at Walker, according to the Sheriff TMs probable cause statement.Wager told deputies he feared Walker would retaliate and decided to drive to the nearby Ivy Ben Fire Station to report the shooting and seek for medical help for Walker. Witnesses told police they used clothing to apply pressure to Walker TMs gun shot would but that he died quickly. First responders arrived and pronounced Walker dead.Wager agreed to a breathalyzer test which showed his blood alcohol level to be .008%, well below the legal limit.Witnesses told deputies that Walker had used marijuana and methamphetamine shortly before the altercation.2nd degree murder is a class A felony, punishable with 10 years to life in prison. Update, Friday 11:50 a.m.:
The Morgan County prosecutor has charged James Alex Wager with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of Nathan Walker. Original Story:
One man is dead and another in police custody after a shooting in Morgan County.The shooting happened just before 5pm Thursday in the rural Ivy Bend area near Stover, Mo., according to the Morgan County Sheriff TMs Department.The victim TMs name is not being released because his family has not yet been notified. Deputies report he was pronounced dead at the scene.While deputies were on the scene of the shooting, a man called the sheriff TMs office saying he was the shooter. The shooter turned himself in and is cooperating with law enforcement, the sheriff TMs department said in a press release.The alleged shooter is being held on a 24-hour investigative hold. The sheriff TMs department says his name will be released once the prosecutor files formal charges.