Prosecutor to Review Shooting Incident

 

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by Sam Clanton

 

BRANSON, Mo. – Charges may or may not be filed in an apparent accidental shooting in Branson that killed 19-year-old Richard Alvarez the 4th.

After the initial call Friday evening, police confirm that the investigation has revealed no evidence indicating the shooting was anything but a tragic accident.

Police confirm that Alvarez was shot by his brother, and that information has been forwarded to the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, officers and paramedics responded to a home in the 500 block of College Street, where they found Alvarez shot and unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy says an autopsy has not yet been completed, but it appears Alvarez died from a single gunshot wound to his back.

Tweedy also stated the shooting appeared to be accidental.

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1 thought on “Prosecutor to Review Shooting Incident”

  1. If the shooting truly was accidental, I hope no charges are filed. I imagine the shooter is suffering enough, having killed his brother accidently. Mercy has a place in the legal justice system.

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