Court papers: Deadly Kirksville shooting followed fight in apartment hallway
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
Court documents obtained by KTVO reveal many more details about what lead up to Wednesday night's fatal shooting in Kirksville.
Andrew Head, 17, and Drake Zanoni, 18, both of Kirksville, are charged with Second-Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.
They are accused of killing Izaiha McFarland, 17, also of Kirksville.
The deadly shooting happened at an apartment complex at 607 North Franklin Street, just a few blocks north of downtown.
According to court documents, witnesses told Kirksville police the two suspects had come to the apartment where McFarland was.
They said Head and Zanoni appeared to be mad.
One witness said Zanoni started yelling at McFarland and pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot him.
The two men and Head then went into the hallway and started physically fighting.
A short time later, the witness said he heard Head tell Zanoni, "Shoot him."
A shot was heard, and a bleeding McFarland ran toward that witness.
Both witnesses told investigators Zanoni had a .45 caliber handgun.
The two suspects then left the apartment complex.
Police officers and emergency medical crews were then called to the scene.
McFarland was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Adair County Coroner Brian Noe told KTVO McFarland suffered one gunshot to the chest.
He said an autopsy is being done on Friday.
Following the Wednesday night shooting, police looked at several addresses for the two suspects, but did not find them.
They then called Head's father, who told them he had just been with the two suspects.
He shared with police that both Zanoni and Head told him that Zanoni had shot McFarland.
The father led officers to the murder weapon he had taken from Zanoni and hidden in his home.
The two suspects were later arrested during a traffic stop.
Police say Zanoni requested to speak with a lawyer before being questioned. Court papers state Zanoni did make the unsolicited statement that, "It was self-defense."
Both Zanoni and Head are being held on $1 million cash-only bond in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center.