February 25, 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 3:15 pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call involving a shooting which had occurred on U.S. 24 near the U.S. 36 interchange. Deputies arrived on scene, along with members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ralls County Sheriff’s Department, Center Police Department, Marion Country Ambulance District and the Palmyra Fire Department.

The deputies identified a man who suffered a gunshot wound during a hunting incident. He was treated on the scene by medical personal and then transported by Marion County Ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

He was identified as Justin A. Tobias, 27, of Palmyra. He was pronounced deceased at 4:08 p.m. Feb. 24, by the Marion County coroner at Hannibal Regional Hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department was working in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation in investigation of the incident and reported it is believed the incident was accidental and no criminal charges are being sought. This investigation will continue and more information will be released as it becomes available.


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