Matthews was found inside the residence, and he allegedly confessed to the shooting though there is no explanation for why in the court document.

The investigation into a shooting death in Miller County Monday evening appears relatively straightforward, though little was explained as to motive in the probable cause statement filed against the man charged in the murder.

The court document states that Larry Micah Matthews admitted to shooting Dalton Bishop with a shotgun outside a residence in the 2100 block of Highway 52 near Tuscumbia some time before 6 p.m. Dec. 3, 2018. 

Deputies responded to the location after a 911 call reported the shooting.  Upon arrival, they reportedly found Bishop’s body near the residence. According to the court document, he had been shot with a shall from a shotgun in the upper left chest. 

Matthews was found inside the residence, and he allegedly confessed to the shooting though there is no explanation for why in the court document.

A search warrant was granted and executed at the residence where a shotgun was recovered and seized as evidence. Bishop’s body was taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.

Bishop was 18 years old. 

Matthews has been charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action.

The 41-year-old is being held at the Miller County Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 bond.