January 1, 2004

Victim’s Brother Arrested Following Shooting In Gorin

A Gorin man is being held in the Clark County Jail after allegedly shooting his brother following an altercation at a Gorin residence Sunday night, December 27.

According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department Alan W. Peterson, 42, was apprehended following a search of the area. He faces numerous charges including armed criminal action and assault in the first degree.

The sheriff’s department was dispatched to the scene at 7:50 p.m. after a caller reported gunshots inside the Gorin city limits.

Scotland County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Whitney was the first on the scene. Whitney located Carroll D. Peterson in the front yard of his residence. The 35-year-old man was suffering from a gunshot wound through his hip.

Witnesses stated the shooter had fled the scene on foot carrying a long rifle.

Officers from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene along with officers from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department. The officers searched the surrounding area and were able to locate Alan Peterson, who surrendered without incident.

Carroll Peterson was transported by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital. He was later flown by helicopter to an area trauma hospital were he was treated for serious injuries.

According to the arrest report, Carroll Peterson had been shot at close range by what was believed to have been a high-powered rifle.

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