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Charges filed in JC shooting case

Charges filed in JC shooting case

January 2nd, 2013 in News

Charges were filed Wednesday in connection with a shooting on New Year's Day in Jefferson City.

Those charged included:

• Byron Betts, 29, Jefferson City, charged with armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

• Brandon Betts, 29, Jefferson City, charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

• Daleron Monroe, 26, Columbia, charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statements show Monroe was the shooter and Brandon was the victim of the assault which occurred just before 5 a.m. at Phillips 66, 807 Stadium Boulevard.

Witnesses identified Monroe as the shooter and that he used a "Glock" type 9 mm firearm.

Store video backed up what the witnesses told police.

It showed Monroe firing a weapon and Brandon being struck in the face.

Later it was discovered that Monroe and Brandon knew each other from prior incidents.

Police did report that it was believed the initial confrontation began at Club Motivation on Industrial Drive, but that nothing illegal occurred until the shooting at the convenience store.

Brandon was taken to Capital Region Medical Center by his brother, Byron, and later transferred to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia where he was treated and released.

While being treated, Brandon's clothes were examined and over $2,100 in cash was found in his pants pockets, along with 12 grams of marijuana.

Brandon told investigators that the marijuana was his and he was in possession of it prior to being shot.

A search of Brandon's vehicle turned up an unopened box of zip lock bags, which is commonly used for narcotics distribution.

Byron's probable cause statement shows he fled Capital Region after dropping his brother off to be treated, but he was eventually arrested.

He and Brandon were being fired upon next to the gas pumps at the convenience store.

Store video shows Byron fired a handgun at least two times back at Monroe and it was during the exchange that Brandon was hit.