Springfield Man Charged in Fatal Shooting in Sarcoxie

Jun 15, 2017

   CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield man is charged in a shooting that left one Carthage man dead and another injured.

   Thirty-year-old Lafayette Starr was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action after the shooting Tuesday in Sarcoxie.

   The Joplin Globe reports  Starr was arrested by Springfield police and transferred early Wednesday to Jasper County, where he is being held on a cash-only $2 million bond.

   Sarcoxie police say the Starr and the two victims knew each other.

   Police found 22-year-old Tayler Andersen dead and 21-year-old Gage Williams suffering from a gunshot wound early Tuesday in Sarcoxie.

   It wasn't immediately clear if Starr had an attorney.