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Jefferson City man charged in early morning shooting

Jefferson City man charged in early morning shooting

August 27th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

Alfred Chisim Jr.

A Jefferson City man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting of a Lincoln University student early Monday morning.

Alfred Chisim Jr., 22, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Tanya Lynn Drive just before 3 a.m., according to police reports.

They arrived to find a 23-year-old Jefferson City man, Charon Session, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside the home. Officers attempted life-saving measures until ambulance personnel arrived, but the victim died from his injuries.

Chisim, who lives at the home, had called 911 to inform them he had shot Session.

Chisim said Session had been verbally harassing him for several days and had been texting him just before Chisim returned home early Monday morning.

When he answered the door, Chisim said, he had a pistol in his hand and told Session to leave, then shot him, striking Session twice.

Chisim did not express to authorities that Session had threatened his life.

As of Monday afternoon, Chisim was being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Monday afternoon, Lincoln University spokesman Misty Young issued a statement saying the school was, "saddened to learn of the passing of one our students."

Young said Session was enrolled as a junior at Lincoln.

"He is remembered for his infectious spirit, tremendous talent and his Blue Tiger Pride," the statement read. "Charon was a member of the Lincoln University Dance Troupe, Cheer Squad and the Royal Court as Mr. Ivy Man 2017-18."

Young said grief counseling would be available for students in Thompkins Health Center. Walk-ins would be accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Students may also contact Counseling Services via phone at 681-5164 or 681-6970.

"The Blue Tiger Family is grieving with the family and friends of Charon Session on this first day of the semester and our thoughts will remain with them in the days ahead," the statement concluded.