Hannibal man charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting man to death Saturday morning

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Justin Sims | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man was charged Saturday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action after shots were fired in the 600 block of Broadway.

Officers with the Hannibal Police Department were dispatched at 12:17 a.m. Saturday to a business in the 600 block of Broadway for a report of a shot fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 24-year-old male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. Officers began CPR until medical personnel from the Hannibal Fire Department and the Marion County Ambulance arrived on scene. The man eventually was pronounced dead. 

Officers located Justin J.W. Sims, 32, within a block and took him into custody without incident at 12:21 a.m. Sims remains held in the Marion County Jail with no bond. 

The Hannibal Police Department asks anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives at 573-221-0987 or by visiting www.hannibalpd.com/citizens/crime-tips. As of Saturday night, no other suspects are being sought. HPD officials believe the incident to be isolated between the two parties.

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