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No Charges To Be Filed In McDonald County Shooting

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MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -

McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Dobbs announced today that he will not be filing formal charges in the shooting death of 37-year-old Bobby G. Sullivan. Dobbs stated that after complete review of the circumstances surrounding the incident which occurred on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, that the shooting was considered to be in self-defense.

Witnesses at the scene confirmed 37 year-old Gavin Meredith’s account of being physically assaulted in the yard of the home located at 286 Chesnut Lane, Pineville. Witnesses further described Meredith running into the home, where he retrieved a rifle from the bedroom while warning Sullivan to leave the premises and firing a warning shot. Witnesses further corroborate that Meredith retreated into the residence and secured two children who were present in a rear bedroom area for safety. Witnesses further corroborated Meredith’s claims that Sullivan came into the residence and, after being warned to leave, that Sullivan was shot once by Meredith. Sullivan died of his wound at the scene.

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Update: McDonald County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene of a shooting in southeastern McDonald County at approximately 11:15 Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016. Upon arrival at 286 Chestnut Lane, Pineville, MO, deputies made contact with thirty-four year old Gavin Luke Meredith who reported to them that he had shot a male who had come to the residence and assaulted him.

Sheriff’s officers found the alleged assailant, thirty-seven year old Bobby G. Sullivan, deceased in a hallway of the reporter’s mobile home.

Witnesses at the scene confirm Meredith’s account of being physically assaulted in the yard of the home. Witnesses further described Meredith running into the home, where he retrieved a rifle from the bedroom while warning Sullivan to leave the premises and firing a warning shot. Witnesses further corroborate that Meredith retreated into the residence and secured two children who were present in a rear bedroom area for safety. Witnesses further corroborated Meredith’s claims that Sullivan came into the residence and, after being warned to leave, that Sullivan was shot once by Meredith. Sullivan died of his wound at the scene..

McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Dobbs advises that no charges are filed at this time.

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McDonald County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene of a shooting in southeastern McDonald County at approximately 11:15 Wednesday evening, August 10, 2016. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a thirty-four year old male who reported to them that he had shot a male who had come to the residence and assaulted him.

Sheriff’s officers found the alleged assailant, a thirty-seven year old male, deceased in a hallway of the reporter’s mobile home.

Witnesses at the scene confirm the reporter’s account of being physically assaulted in the yard of the home. Witnesses further described the reporter running into the home, where he retrieved a rifle from the bedroom while warning his alleged attacker to leave the premises and firing a warning shot. Witnesses further corroborate that the reporter retreated into the residence and secured two children who were present in a rear bedroom area for safety. Witnesses further corroborated the reporter’s claims that the alleged attacker came into the residence and, after being warned to leave, the alleged aggressor was shot once by the reporter. The alleged aggressor died of his wound at the scene.

Identity of the parties is being withheld until notifications are made. The decedent has been transported for autopsy and toxicology by the McDonald County Coroner.

At this time, McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Dobbs is reviewing reports and evidence to determine if any charges are warranted.

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