Police investigate murder near high school

By: 
Fines Massey fmassey@laclederecord.com

Area law enforcement are looking for a “person of interest” in an alleged murder that occurred Tuesday night near the Lebanon High School.

As of press time Tuesday evening, law enforcement agencies were on the lookout for a black 39-year-old man from Lebanon in connection with the shooting death of a 47-year-old Lebanon man at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

“We are currently working an active homicide investigation,” said Lebanon Police Department Sgt. Kacie Springer. The LPD spokesperson was one of many law enforcement officers who were canvasing the apartments on New Buffalo Road, seeking information on the whereabouts of the “person of interest.”

“It’s an ongoing investigation, and we’re still talking to a lot of people,” Springer said.

According to Springer, the 47-year-old man was walking in the area of Sweet and Miller streets when another man came out of a house in the area and shot the 47-year-old with a handgun. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

Springer declined to divulge any other details, including motive, in the crime.

The Laclede County Record will report more information as it become available. 

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