A 23-year-old Hannibal man is in custody as he is alleged to have been involved in the shooting of a 60-year-old man that occurred on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

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The Hannibal Police Department announced in a press release that 23-year-old Hannibal resident Brendon J. Garrelts has been charged with 2nd degree assault and armed criminal action. This is the result of an investigation where police responded to a call in the 1600 block of Booker in Hannibal to the report of a shooting. They found a 60-year-old shooting victim who was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital and has now been transferred to another according to the release.

The arrest of Brendon J Garrelts is connected to the incident where he was allegedly involved in an altercation that possibly involved several individuals. Garrelts is alleged to have used a handgun in the fight that wounded the 60-year-old man who's name has not been released at this time. Garrelts was also taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Marion County Jail on a $25,000 bond where he currently remains.

The incident happened in relative close proximity to Stowell Elementary School which was placed on a precautionary lockdown for a period of time as the incident was investigated.

A reminder that all accused are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This story will be updated if new information is released about the incident and/or charges.

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