Man charged in fatal St. Joseph shooting

Nathan Keegan ( Credit: Buchanan Co Sheriff's Office)

(KNZA)---A Kansas City man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside a St. Joseph, Missouri convenience store Friday afternoon.

KQ2-TV reports 25-year-old Nathan Keegan has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Curtis Cruse Jr., of St. Joseph.

Captain Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department said a disturbance started between Cruse and Keegan on U.S. 36 Highway and ended in the parking lot of Speedy's Convenience Store on South Riverside Road where shots were fired, striking and killing Cruse.

Cruse was transported to Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph, where he was pronounced dead.

Keegan was taken into custody at the scene and booked into the Buchanan County Jail, where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

He's scheduled to appear in a Buchanan County courtroom Tuesday morning.

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