Murder-suicide confirmed in Macon

MACON, Mo. - Macon Police Department officers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance with shots fired in the 500 block of Western Drive.

When officers arrived on scene, they found two male subjects in the backyard of the residence, both of whom were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 

The suspect has been identified as Jared R. McKinney, 38 of Cairo (MO). The victim was identified as Scott A. Speichinger, 40 of Meadville. 

The investigation determined that McKinney arrived at the location in an attempt to cause harm to his estranged wife, who was at the residence. There was an active Order of Protection in place which originated from Randolph County. 

As Speichinger was leaving the residence, he was shot by McKinney. McKinney tried to get into the home from the rear of the home, and was detected by the home owner. The home owner told another occupant of the residence to call 9-1-1, then retreated to a safe part of the residence.  At that time, McKinney turned the gun on himself, taking his own life outside of the home. 


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