NCAA Football

Missouri Southern assistant dies in shooting

11/02 2:19 PM

A 39-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern State University football coach.

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A 39-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern football coach.

Joplin police said Saturday that the Jasper County prosecutor's office has charged Jeffery L. Bruner of Joplin with felony murder and armed criminal action in 37-year-old Derek Moore's death. Moore died after he was shot Friday night as he left a Joplin movie theater.

Bruner is being held without bond in Joplin. Jail officials say it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Moore was in his first year as a Missouri Southern offensive line coach. He came to MSSU after three seasons at Western Illinois.

The university canceled its homecoming activities and said in a statement the school was "stunned and deeply saddened" by Moore's death.


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