Kirksville police arrest one individual involved in shooting as investigation continues

Deadly Shooting

One of two men have been arrested as the investigation continues into a Kirksville shooting on December 30th that claimed two lives and injured two others.

On Sunday night, January 2, 2022, at about 9:25 pm, the Kirksville Police Department, assisted by the U.S. Marshals, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, executed a search warrant at a residence in the

600 block of South First Street at Kirksville.

Officers located Ray Francis Rijos Romero, a 52-year-old Kirksville man, in the residence and arrested him in connection to the shooting that occurred in the 700 block of West Dodson Street. Romero, a convicted felon, was charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the First Degree, and several other related charges.

The second suspect is identified as Anquan Eugene Glover, black, male, 5’11” tall, 145 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Police have been unable to locate Anquan Glover and he is still at large, possibly in the Kansas City area. Anquan Glover should be considered armed and dangerous. The Kirksville Police Department is asking anyone who locates Anquan Glover to not approach him and contact law enforcement.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information about this incident, or any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at 660.785.6945, Central Dispatch at660.665.5621, Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 660.665.4600, anonymously at 660.627.BUST (2878), or email [email protected].

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