Second Suspect Arrested in Caruthersville Murder Case

A second suspect was arrested in connection to a murder investigation. Police say the suspect was found and arrested on Thursday, September 17. Officers also found potential evidence. This is in connection to the homicide of Larry McIntyre on the morning of August 16. The suspect is currently being held at the Jackson County, Mo. Detention Facility and awaiting extradition to Pemiscot County. Officers are seeking charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. The arrest was a joint effort between the Caruthersville Police Department, Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Raytown Police Department. Zyion Nakeith Cooper was arrested on August 20, 2020in connection to the investigation. He was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Cooper has a preliminary hearing scheduled for September 24. Court documents state that , Cooper traveled from Kansas City to southeast Missouri on August 15 and 16. Investigators say a search warrant was issued at the home in Kansas City where Cooper was staying. They say tread on a pair of shoes in the home matched a shoe print impression on the door of McIntyre’s home, which appeared to have been kicked open.

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