Police identify victim of shooting at Aurora Inn Motel

AURORA, Mo. – Police identify the victim of a shooting at the Aurora Inn Motel.

According to the Aurora-Marionville Police Department, 36-year-old Shannon Goble was shot during a confrontation last week. At the time of today’s release, they believe he would survive and recover from his injuries.

The accused shooter is 22-year-old Cole Walker. Authorities are holding him in the Lawrence County Jail without bond. Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter has filed multiple felony charges against Walker. They include:

  • Assault 1st Degree Or Attempt – Serious Physical Injury Or Special Victim { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
  • Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Subsection 9 – Shoot At/From Mv, At Person, Mv, Bldg – Death Or Injury { Felony A RSMo: 571.030 }
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence { Misdemeanor A RSMo: 575.100 }

The shooting happened on June 3.

According to the Aurora Police Department, its investigation suggests Walker became angry at and confronted Goble. He previously knew Goble. This happened in the parking lot of the Aurora Inn Motel.

Authorities believe Walker eventually fired a 9mm handgun at Goble, hitting him in the leg.

Walker fled the area and police say he tried to conceal the weapon. Police later found the gun.

According to the Aurora-Marionville Police Department, “The public should understand that was not a random shooting and the victim and suspect had a previously established relationship.”