2 arrested, charged after deadly Sikeston shooting

Tanner Watkins and Kaleb Ramsey (Source: Sikeston DPS)
Tanner Watkins and Kaleb Ramsey (Source: Sikeston DPS)

SIKESTON, Mo. (KBSI) – The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly shooting in Sikeston, Mo.

Sgt. Tyler Rowe with the department says they received several reports of gunfire from Rotary the afternoon of April 25.

Officers responded to the park and determined a fight had broken out among several individuals resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman suffering life-threatening injuries.

Kaleb M. Ramsey, 18, of Morehouse and Tanner Watkins, 20, of Scott County each face charges of murder 1st degree, three counts of assault 1st degree, four counts of unlawful use of weapon and armed criminal action.

Both Ramsey and Watkins are in custody with no bond warrants.

The names of the victims have not been released out of respect for the families, according to Sikeston DPS.

The Sikeston DPS Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating with the assistance of the SEMO Major Case Squad.

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