Just before midnight on Wednesday (Sept. 5), a 911 call was placed from a Dawn resident about a shooting that had just taken place in Dawn, about 14 miles southeast of Chillicothe.
The Constitution-Tribune learned that an individual was air-lifted to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound as a result of that incident. Authorities have not released the name of that person, pending the filing of formal charges.
The Livingston County Sheriff's office reported that when the call came in, Deputy Chris Mueller and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper immediately responded to the area, along with the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. Additional staff members from the LCSO and MSHP were notified to respond and assist as the initial information was one person most likely had been shot and had fled the immediate area.
Preliminary investigation reveals two adults were on the back porch at the home in Dawn and were talking while children were asleep inside the residence. A man who had previously been in a relationship with the female resident allegedly began driving by the woman's home and is reported to have previously made threats toward the female. Information was given that the suspect stopped and exited his vehicle in front of the female's home and was armed with a high power rifle, while yelling toward the residents at the home. Evidence shows at least three shots were discharged into a parked and unoccupied pickup in front of the residence. Information was given that additional shot(s) were fired by the suspect in the direction of the two people at the back porch area of the home, at which time the male who was on the back porch reports he fired two shots from a .22 caliber handgun, with only one shot striking the suspect.
The suspect is reported to have fled in a vehicle and gone to relative's, where he was transported by private vehicle to Chillicothe and placed in an ambulance after being stopped by the Chillicothe Police. That person was later flown by air ambulance to another hospital. No other people were injured during this incident.
Investigating officers have collected a quantity of evidence and information at this time, and will continue with the investigation throughout the day. Information being supplied to Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren supports charges of two counts of attempted murder, first degree aggravated assault, and unlawful use of a weapon with alcohol involved.