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One killed, another hurt in Carthage as police investigate homicide; suspect at large

Carthage Police seek a suspect from a homicide investigation that opened Saturday, August 1.
Carthage Police seek a suspect from a homicide investigation that opened Saturday, August 1.(Carthage Police Department)
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 3:07 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2020 at 7:37 PM CDT
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CARTHAGE, Mo. (KY3) - A homicide investigation is underway in Carthage.

The Carthage Police Department says one person was killed Saturday morning at the Quality Inn in Carthage, located at 2701 S. Hazel Avenue. Another is in stable condition, but being treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital.

Police have identified Lane J. Stephens, 29, of Carthage, as the suspect. He was last seen in the 1900 block of S. Garrison Avenue, where one victim claims he stole her vehicle at knife point.

According to police, the stolen vehicle, a White 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe, was located north of Carthage and abandoned.

Carthage police say Stephens remains at large and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Officers have released surveillance photos of the suspect and the stolen vehicle.

If you have any information, contact the Carthage Police Department.

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