Then my wondering eyes found this interesting article which leads me to believe the people of Republic should install metal detectors at all entrances to the city parks
Former Republic alderman fatally shot
REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a former Republic alderman at a city park.
Police Chief Mark F. Lowe says 28-year-old Joshua Morris died in a Springfield hospital Sunday after suffering a single gunshot wound at J.R. Martin Park in Republic.
Lowe says Rachelle Hansen, Morris' former wife, was at the scene and is being questioned.
Police called the incident a "questionable death." A weapon was recovered from the scene.
Lowe says he believes it's the first shooting in Republic in six years.
Morris was a realtor and served as an alderman from 2005-2007.
Morris won re-election in 2007 but had to resign because he moved outside the ward he was to represent. Morris still served on the city's planning and zoning board.
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