Wanted Murder Suspect Turns Himself into Police

A man wanted for murder and believed to be armed and dangerous is in police custody. Police say d Kyle Martinez Johnson, 28, of Sikeston, turned himself into police Tuesday evening, March 2. Johnson was charged with murder second, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. A bond has not been set. Police say pressure from social media helped Johnson with the decision of turning himself into authorities. Police had been searching for Johnson in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Jacob Moore, also of Sikeston. Police say they were called to a shooting at William at Carroll Streets around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. When they arrived, they found Moore dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The SEMO Major Case Squad was activated. Investigators identified a suspect as Kyle Johnson after talking to several people.They considered Johnson to be armed and dangerous. Police say they learned there was an altercation between Johnson and another person. They told police Moore walked up to the two men and was shot in the chest. Sikeston police found Johnson’s car on Friday afternoon at an apartment complex on the corner of Apache Drive and Montgomery Street. SWAT team members went inside, but did not find Johnson. Police continued their search for Johnson.


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