27-year old Brandon Niemeier was shot and killed outside a Marceline bar, and the man who shot him, Justin McDowell, was found dead in his home hours later, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police found Niemeier outside the Dollar General store after he was shot, and EMS rushed him to Pershing Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police Chief Tom Bendure says the deaths apparently followed an argument inside the OK Tavern. He did not say what the confrontation was about.
Police say one man shot another, then himself, in Marceline Saturday night.