Shooting suspect makes court appearance

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Add to favorites
  • Email

dion-clarkA man accused of shooting a woman over the weekend made his first court appearance Tuesday.

Dion Clark, 37 of Kansas City, Mo. is charged in Buchanan County with a class-a felony of first-degree domestic assault.

As we previously reported, Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department said officers responded to Mosaic Life Care shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday after a 30-year-old Kansas City, Mo. woman was admitted for a serious injury from a single gunshot wound.  The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

According to charging documents, Clark is accused of shooting the woman in her torso with a 9mm handgun at 210 N. Belt Highway, the location of the Belt Sports Complex.  Witnesses allege in documents that the incident happened Sunday between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Clark is scheduled to return to court next month, after Associate Judge Rebecca Spencer scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 11.

Clark is being held without bail in the Buchanan County Jail.  If convicted he faces a prison term of 10-to-30 years or life.