The victim or deceased name from the shooting in Kennett, Missouri has not been provided in the given text. : Five Facing Charges in Connection with Shooting at Kennett Convenience Store and Gas Station

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : KENNETT, Mo. (KFVS) – Five individuals are now facing charges in connection with a shooting that occurred at a convenience store and gas station in Kennett. The incident took place at The Store #2 on Thursday, November 30, around 3 p.m. Fortunately, only one person was hit by gunfire and was subsequently taken to the hospital. The victim has since been released.

The Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney, Nicholas D. Jain, released a statement revealing the charges against the five suspects. Keonne Chaplin, 19, from Malden, has been charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, two counts of armed criminal action, three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, and tampering with physical evidence. Herman Pounds, 25, from Kennett, is facing charges of hindering prosecution of a felony and tampering with physical evidence.

Currently, Chaplin and Pounds are both in custody and being held without bond at the Dunklin County Jail. However, Tanya Summers, Eric Thomas, and Jamison Taylor are still at large. Initially, the police identified all three as persons of interest in the investigation. Summers is now facing charges of hindering prosecution, while Thomas and Taylor are charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Authorities are urging anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Summers, Thomas, or Taylor to contact the Kennett Police Department at 573-888-4622 or their local law enforcement agency.

According to Jain, surveillance footage from the store revealed that Chaplin fired shots from inside the store towards Taylor and Thomas in the parking lot. In response, Taylor and Thomas allegedly returned fire towards Chaplin as they exited the store. Tragically, one of the bullets fired by Chaplin hit an innocent bystander.

Court documents indicate that Chaplin fired shots from behind a parked car at a gas pump. One of the bullets went through the back glass of a car, hitting a passenger in the head. Chaplin, Pounds, and the victim fled the scene in the car but were later apprehended by officers.

During an interview with the police, Chaplin claimed that the shooting was a result of a previous altercation with someone in the store. He stated that heated words and verbal threats were exchanged, leading him to believe that shots would be fired.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to locate and apprehend the remaining suspects.

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