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.