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Mid-Missouri man facing first-degree murder charges

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 11:39:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First-degree murder charges have been filed against a Benton County, Missouri, man in connection to the shooting death Tuesday of 27-year-old Tarah McIntyre.

Early Tuesday morning, law enforcement was called to a home in Warsaw – about 100 miles southeast of Kansas City – on what was initially described as an accidental shooting.

Attempts by paramedics to save McIntyre’s life were not successful and she was pronounced dead.

By late Tuesday night, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced that murder and armed criminal action charges had been filed against 25-year-old Jason Kroenke.

According to a Facebook post earlier Tuesday, deputies initially placed Kroenke on a 24-hour investigative hold following the shooting.

No further court information was immediately available Wednesday morning.

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