Family dispute leads to a deadly shooting in Mansfield, Mo.

Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 11:21 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 5:04 PM CDT
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MANSFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Wright County investigators say a family dispute over a trailer led to a deadly shooting in Mansfield.

Nick Owens faces first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the death of his nephew Zachery Owens.

Deputies responded to the property on State Highway B on June 1. Investigators found Zachery Owens with a gunshot wound. Investigators say video footage from a Ring camera showed Nick Owens on Zachery Owens’ property without permission. They say Nick intended to take a trailer without Zachery knowing. Investigators say an altercation about the trailer led to the shooting.

Investigators say the suspect was administering CPR to the victim when deputies arrived.

Zachery Owens was a barber in Mansfield. He was a father to one daughter. Community members say he was a selfless person.

“Everybody loved Zach. He loved kids. He just made you feel normal. He was just a good dude. Everybody liked him,” said Randy Collins, a community member in Mansfield. “He had no enemies. Everybody just reached out to Zach, and he was so nice to everybody. He would treat little kids like just like adults, you know, talk to him.”

Zachery Owens served in the Navy.

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