Third person arrested in Kearney murder

So far no one has been charged with murder in the case
A third person has now been arrested in connection to a Jan. 16 murder in Kearney.
Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 12:56 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 11, 2022 at 12:58 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A third person has now been arrested in connection to a Jan. 16 murder in Kearney.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department arrested Joseph Garcia, 29, of Lexington, on Friday. He is facing a charge of felony attempted robbery of Joshua Morris and Mariah Chamberlin, which appears to be connected to a drug deal that went bad.

A judge issued the warrant for Garcia’s arrest in early February.

As for Morris and Chamberlin, they both face weapons and drug charges connected with the shooting.

Jared M. Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington died of gunshot wounds suffered in the incident. Garcia was also shot and wounded, but his injuries were treated at Good Samaritan Hospital and he was later released.

But so far no-one has been arrested for or charged with murder in Shinpaugh’s death.

Kearney Police said the murder happened in the 800 block of West 23rd St. Court records list the addresses for both Morris and Chamberlin as 823 West 23rd Street.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Kearney Police Department (308) 237-2104, Buffalo County Crimestoppers (308) 237-3424, or through the See It Say It Send It App.

Garcia’s bond is set at $100,000. He is expected back in court on March 2nd for a preliminary hearing in Buffalo County Court.

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