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A Sikeston man is convicted of murder in 2019 incident in Carbondale

Tyren Johnson
Carbondale Police (file)
Tyren Johnson

A Jackson County jury has found a southeast Missouri man guilty of First Degree Murder.

The Jackson County State’s Attorney's officer announced 25-year-old Tyren Johnson of Sikeston now faces a sentence between 45 years and natural life in prison.

The incident occurred in November in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue. The victim was Keon Cooper.

Investigators with the Carbondale Police Department quickly identified the shooters as Johnson and 24-year-old Olando Sheron, both of Sikeston.

Johnson was arrested a few days after the murder. Sheron evaded law enforcement for nearly 2-years until he was arrested after a dangerous car chase in California. He was charged and found guilty of first-degree murder last December.

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