4 arrested in double homicide outside Missouri bar

MOBERLY, Mo. – Authorities say four men have been arrested in a central Missouri shooting that left one man from Florida and another from Missouri dead.

The Columbia Missourian reports that 40-year-old Aaron Bloss, 29-year-old Travis Koenig, 22-year-old Steven Dale Bell and 20-year-old Christopher Esry are jailed on $1 million cash-only bonds. Bloss, Esry and Koenig face murder charges, while Bell is charged with tampering with evidence.

Surveillance video showed 51-year-old Darren Stacey Tharp, of Columbia, Missouri, and 24-year-old Shane Austin Hare, of Jacksonville, Florida, pulling into the parking lot of a Moberly, Missouri, bar early Friday. The bar, called Bud’s Place, said in a Facebook post that staff found the men’s bodies the next day.

Hare’s sister, Sara Hare, said her brother was staying with Tharp’s nephew while visiting friends in Missouri.

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