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Charges dropped against Philadelphia, Mo., man accused in 2015 shooting death

Bradley Tierney
By Herald-Whig
Posted: May. 16, 2017 5:20 pm

MACON, Mo. -- Murder charges have been dropped against a Philadelphia, Mo., man arising from the 2015 shooting death of a Hannibal man.

Bradley D. Tierney, 35, was set to go to trial this week in Macon County, where the trial was moved from Marion County on a change of venue.

Tierney was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 15, 2015, death of 35-year-old Ronald Goodrich.

The case was being prosecuted by a special prosecutor with the Missouri attorney general's office. An office spokesman confirmed that the charges were dropped, and the office was reviewing the case file.

Goodrich was shot at 12:22 a.m. in the parking lot of Prime Time Auto Sales, 2307 Broadway in Hannibal, and he was pronounced dead a short time later at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Police said Tierney shot Goodrich after the men argued a short time earlier at Abel's Quick Shop, 1201 Broadway. Tierney was allegedly upset over a debt Goodrich owed him.

Tierney was being held in the Marion County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond since his arrest but has since been released.

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