Man charged with first-degree murder in Fayette shooting

FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) – A 21-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in a shooting death in Fayette. Alfredo Demario Hicks, of Fayette was charged Wednesday in the death of 29-year-old John Lamar Turner of Poplar Bluff.

Turner was killed while he was sitting in a car Monday. Fayette Police Chief Jeff Oswald said Hicks was tracked through his cellphone. Oswald said in a probable cause statement Hicks told investigators he was meeting Turner to buy marijuana and shot him during the exchange.

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