Shooting kills man, wounds another in Sikeston

Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting that killed a St. Louis man and left a Sikeston man wounded.  

Saturday night, Sikeston DPS received a call of shots fired around the Welter and Lee Street area.  When officers arrived they found an SUV stopped near the intersection in the middle of the road.  The driver, a 22 year-old, had been shot and killed. A passenger, a 22 year-old from Sikeston was found in a nearby lot.  

Police say the passenger had three gunshot wounds that he apparently received when he was trying to get away from gunfire inside the vehicle.  He was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.  The SEMO Major Case Squad was activated and several investigators responded to assist and also Scott County Coroner Scott Amick.

The investigation led investigators to the St. Louis area where they located and arrested Tyler Triplett.  Police are a still trying to determine the full details leading up to the shooting and  are looking for other possible suspects.  

Triplett is charged with first degree murder and assault.  His bond is set $150,000 cash.

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