Police identify victim in homicide along Highway 63

Prosecutors have charged a suspect
Police Identify Victim In Homicide Along Highway 63
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WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Police identify the victim of a homicide at a truck stop near the southern border of Missouri.

The West Plains Police Department says the victim is 34-year-old James Harlan Vineyard of West Plains.

Authorities arrested two people in the case. According to the West Plains Police Department, prosecutors have indicted 22-year-old Damian Paul Henry in the case. He faces Murder in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action. The court has not set a bond.

Shooting along Highway 63

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, around 10:53 PM, West Plains Officers responded to the 14-Junction Truck Stop. That’s at 3675 North Highway 63. Reports stated a person was shot.

Officers got there and found a 34-year-old with numerous, apparent gunshot wounds to his torso, legs and other locations. People at the scene reported that the people involved in the incident left the area in a red-colored Chevrolet Avalance going southbound on Highway 63.

The victim, Vineyard, died at the Ozark Medical Center.

According to the WPPD, deputies of the Howell County Sheriff’s Office recognized the suspected vehicle. Authorities found the vehicle and arrested 2 people at the home.

At the Police Department, one of the subjects implicated them in the incident. That’s according to the West Plains Police Department.