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Suspect in custody in Bloomington shooting

Police say De Juan Lamar Kelley was arrested in Kansas City. He was wanted for a June 7 murder in Bloomington.
Credit: Monroe Co. Jail
De Juan Lamar Kelley (2017)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bloomington Police said a suspect in a June murder at a gas station has been arrested in Kansas City.

De Juan Lamar Kelley was wanted for the killing of Michael T. Parker June 7 at the Circle S gas station at 2110 N. Walnut St. in Bloomington. 

Kelley is now in the Jackson County Jail in Kansas City after local authorities arrested him July 28.

Kelley had an arrest warrant for murder issued in Monroe County the day after the 39-year-old Parker was found shot in a car in the parking lot of the gas station. Police found Parker with a gunshot wound to the neck and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital

An anonymous tip to Bloomington Police on July 28 said that Kelley was in Kansas City. Investigators were able to provide members of the Kansas City Police Department Fugitive Task Force with an address where Kelley was believed to be living. Officers saw Kelley exit the building and attempt to run, but he was eventually apprehended.