College Football Assistant Coach Killed Outside Movie Theater

An assistant football coach at Missouri Southern State University was shot outside a movie theater on Friday night and later died. Derek Moore was a 37-year-old offensive line coach, and a 39-year-old supsect was arrested and in custody.

According to the Associated Press:

Joplin police said Saturday that 37-year old Derek Moore of Joplin was shot Friday night as he was leaving the Northstar 14 Theatres. He died later at a hospital.

Moore was in his first year on the Missouri Southern football staff as the offensive line coach. He came to MSSU after three seasons at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.

Police say a 39-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting and is being held at the Joplin City Jail on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

The university has canceled its Homecoming activities and issued a statement saying the school was "stunned and saddened" by Moore's death.

Photo courtesy MSSU


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