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Two charged after Warrensburg shooting injures two


Editor’s note: This article has been update to include additional information from court documents.

Two men have been charged after two people were injured in a shooting Monday, May 6 in Warrensburg.

According to a Warrensburg Police Department news release, a drive-by shooting occurred around 10:18 p.m. May 6 on South Mulberry Street. In a bedroom in the residence, officers found one victim with a gunshot wound to their leg and one victim with a gunshot wound to their abdomen.

The victims were taken to a Kansas City hospital for treatment for what the probable cause statement called “serious physical injuries.”

The release states that during the initial investigation, detectives found four bullet holes in a wall of the residence and four 9mm shell casings in the middle of South Mulberry Street. Detectives were also able to locate video of a dark-colored vehicle being involved in the shooting, however, there was no obtainable license plate or suspect descriptions due to the vehicle’s high rate of speed.

According to the release, on May 7, detectives developed a person of interest identified as Austin J. Pogue. During an initial interview, Pogue said he had no involvement in the shooting, according to court documents. After obtaining evidence, Pogue admitted during a second interview with law enforcement that he was in the vehicle but that another person fired the weapon. During a third interview, Pogue admitted that he shot the two victims from the vehicle.

Court documents state Pogue and one of the victims knew each other, and the victim had an active order of protection against Pogue.

On May 8, detectives obtained more information showing Jaydon H. Gosnell was driving the vehicle by the victims’ residence during the shooting. Court documents state that during his first interview with law enforcement, Gosnell denied any involvement, but after being presented with evidence during a second interview, he admitted to driving Pogue to the residence.

Pogue, of Warrensburg, has been charged with first-degree domestic assault, first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, first-degree harassment and violation of an order of protection. He has been issued no bond.

Pogue was arraigned in Johnson County Circuit Court on Friday, May 10, where he entered a plea of not guilty. A hearing for attorney status and bond is scheduled for May 15.

Gosnell, of Centerview, has been charged with two counts of accessory to first-degree assault, two counts of accessory armed criminal action, aiding or abetting a person discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and accessory to first-degree harassment. He has been issued no bond. A hearing is scheduled for May 14.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who provided information to detectives to help solve this crime,” Warrensburg Police Chief Andrew Munsterman said in the release. “I also want to thank all of the agencies involved in this investigation, all of the Warrensburg Police officers and especially our detectives, who worked tirelessly for the last five days to reassure the public’s safety by building a solid investigation and taking both of these suspects into custody.”