Karaoke Singer Shot, Man Jailed

GRANITE CITY, IL. (KMOX) – A Pocahontas, Illinois man turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies today after being labeled a suspect in the shooting of a karaoke singer.

52 year old Darrell Buettner is now jailed in Madison County on a quarter million dollars bond.

The shooting happened at the Luna Cafe in Granite City on February 4th.

A woman singing karaoke said she heard a loud pop and then felt blood running down her face.  She’d been shot near her right ear.  She was treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

Police say prior to the shooting Buettner had been told to leave the tavern for being too intoxicated and unruly.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office were able to identify Buettner as the person who fired the shots.


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