Morehouse man arrested after juvenile shot near bonfire in East Prairie horse pasture

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EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (KBSI) – A Morehouse man faces charges after a juvenile was shot three times near a bonfire in a horse pasture on July 29.

Grayson C. Shipman, 18, of Morehouse faces charges of assault 1st degree, a class A felony, unlawful use of a weapon, a class A felony, armed criminal action, an unclassified felony, and receiving stolen property, a class D felony.

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Janie Lane in East Prairie in a horse pasture in reference to a person shot on Friday, July 29 around 10:49 p.m.

Deputies found several people near a bonfire and a juvenile victim who had three gunshot wounds.

The juvenile victim was flown to a Memphis hospital for medical treatment and is in serious but stable condition.

Deputies gathered information about the incident, who the suspect was and the direction he was headed. Area agencies were notified to be on the lookout. About 20 minutes later, Shipman was arrested by Charleston Department of Public Safety officers on South Main Street (Exit 10) in a vehicle. Charleston Department of Public Safety officers also recovered the firearm that was used in the crime, according to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office. The firearm that was used in the crime was also a reported stolen firearm.

The investigation is still ongoing both for the shooting, and the adult sponsored party where it took place. According to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, this is an isolated incident and had no connection to the homicide that took place the night before.

Shipman is being held with no bond at the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office.

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