Person Killed in Kirksville, Suspect Being Questioned

Kirksville Police say a person has died at the hands of another.

Last night just after 11:15pm, police officers and the fire department were called to the 100 Block of Valley Forge Drive to a report of a car fire. A nearby disturbance caught officers’ attention and led to the discovery of an additional fire in the nearby apartments and a deceased white male. Police say an active homicide investigation is underway. They have taken one person into custody in connection with the murder. He’s identified as 49-year old Paul R. Potter of Kirksville. The name of the murder victim is being withheld pending family members being notified.