Multiple Homicides In Texas County

On the evening of Feb. 26, at approximately 10:15 p.m. the Texas County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance with a disturbance involving a weapon at a residence in Tyrone, Mo. A juvenile female caller indicated she was in the residence and apparently heard gun shots.  She immediately fled to a neighbor’s house to notify authorities.  Responding deputies found two deceased persons at this residence. Further investigation revealed five additional victims who were deceased and one additional victim who was wounded in three additional residences.  All three residences were in Tyrone.
Another residence revealed the body of a deceased elderly female who appeared to have died from natural causes. The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old male from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle at a location in Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. There are a total of nine deceased individuals, including the elderly female and the suspect. The injured victim was taken to a nearby hospital.
The investigation is continuing by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.  Any information the public might have regarding this case can be forwarded to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department at 417-967-4165 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G Headquarters at 417-469-3121.
A news conference was held at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at the Texas County Justice Center, 519 N. Grand Ave., Suite 102, Houston, MO 65483. Representatives of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Texas County Sheriff’s Department, and area law enforcement agencies were present to address the multiple homicides in Texas County.