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Benton County Homicide Investigation

Authorities in Benton County are investigating a homicide that they say occurred Sunday morning in Warsaw.

The sheriff’s office says that 28-year-old Lance Lyman of Warsaw died in the shooting. 24-year-old John M. Morino has been arrested.

Witnesses told deputies that the suspect had been beating up a woman outside of a cabin. Lyman reportedly got between the suspect and the woman, and then he was shot.

The incident occurred near Clearwater Road just before 5 Sunday morning.

The motive in the shooting is unclear, but authorities speculate that alcohol may have been a factor. Morino has been booked into the Benton County Jail and faces pending criminal charges.

The Benton County Sheriff’s office is asking for information from anyone who may have witnessed the shooting. If you have any additional information in the case, contact the office at 660-438-5252.

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