The victims in a double-shooting in the Eldon area Friday were both seriously injured, with one shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen and the other shot in the face.
According to the probable cause statement filed against Devin Mckie, the 18-year-old Eldon man allegedly fired a .22 caliber gun at the two victims during an argument along a rural road southwest of town.
Deputies responding to the scene of the shooting near 50 Cender Drive — in the VFW Road area — recovered several .22 caliber shell casings from the roadway near the residence, the court document states.
On Saturday, an investigator went to University Hospital in Columbia to speak with one of the victims, identified only as T.B., but he was in critical condition and unable to speak with police. T.B. was the first victim of gunshots in the incident. This male subject was struck by several bullets, being hit in the chest and below the abdomen.
The second victim, identified as T.W., was able to speak with police. He told an investigator that he and another witness, identified as S.G., had been with T.B. at 50 Cender Drive, but then went to a nearby ball field where they met up with Mckie. T.W. reported witnessing Mckie shoot T.B. multiple times and tackled Mckie to stop him. It was at this point that T.W. was struck in the face by a bullet allegedly fired by Mckie.
After reportedly shooting both men, Mckie fled the scene on foot.
The other uninjured witness, S.G., confirmed she witnessed Mckie shoot T.B. and T.W. before fleeing.
After a well-publicized search, Mckie was located and arrested in Jefferson City Saturday without incident.
In a press release, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office expressed appreciation for citizens’ help in locating Mckie, as well as to the Cole County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Eldon Police Department, Jefferson City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their assistance.
Mckie is being held at the Miller County jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond, charged with two counts of first degree assault, Class A felony, and two counts of armed criminal action, unclassified felony.
Initial arraignment was held Monday, August 20, and a case review has been scheduled for September 19, 2018.
Judge Jon Arthur Kaltenbronn is scheduled to preside over the case review.
Mckie should be familiar to the associate judge. Mckie has come before Judge Kaltenbronn previously in his short time as a legal adult.
Mckie is charged with third degree domestic assault, Class E felony, for an incident November 1, 2017 and for second degree robbery, a Class B felony, from an alleged incident April 30, 2018. The warrants for his arrests on these charges were both served May 2, 2018.
A charge of knowingly burning or exploding, a Class E felony, on November 23, 2017 was filed earlier in the spring with the warrant served April 9.
Mckie posted a $500 cash only bond on the burning/exploding charge on April 11, 2018, according to Missouri case.net docket entries.
Mckie was released on his own recognizance — what is known as a recognizance bond — on August 10 in the domestic assault and made the $500 cash only bond in the robbery at the same time, just seven days prior to the shooting. Docket entries for the robbery charge indicate an initial bond amount of $50,000; it was reduced to $500 over the prosecution’s objection.