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Jefferson City man charged in 2017 fatal shooting at Columbia Mall

Jefferson City man charged in 2017 fatal shooting at Columbia Mall

April 9th, 2019 in Local News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A Jefferson City man is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter after a shooting death at the Columbia Mall.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 25-year-old Scott Ray Randolph was charged Monday in the Thanksgiving 2017 death at the mall.

Jeffery Swope, of Jefferson City, died after being shot while in a vehicle in the mall's parking lot.

Columbia police detective Jonathan Voss said in a probable cause statement that Randolph called 911 and said he was putting his gun in a holster when it went off and bullet struck Swope in the eye.

However, Voss wrote that he found the weapon in the holster and no signs of damage consistent with a firearm going off inside it.

Online court records do not name an attorney who could speak for Randolph.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com