Death-Cause Of Death – Obituary

OZARK, Mo. (KY3) – Police identified the victim of a deadly shooting on the square in Ozark on Saturday.

Joe Newburn, 57, of Ozark, died in the shooting. Matthew Dedmon, 47, of Ozark, faces a first-degree murder charge in the case. A Christian County judge has yet to set a bond for Dedmon.

The shooting happened Saturday near the historic courthouse in the 100 block of West Church Street around 1 p.m. Investigators say they found Newburn with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at a Springfield hospital.

Police say both the victim and shooter knew each other. However, they have not released details of what led to the shooting.

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