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ROLLA, Missouri-  On December 23, 2017 at about 6:30 pm, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department say they investigated a shooting incident involving a female resident of Rolla, Missouri. The victim, Tanya Elaine Johnson, age 34, was transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla for treatment of a gunshot wound. She was subsequently flown to University Medical Center in Columbia and later pronounced dead at 2008 hours by the attending physician. An autopsy is scheduled for December 26, 2017, the agency said in a statement. 

A joint investigation was initiated by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, they said.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Phelps County Detective Sergeant, George Arnold at (573) 426-3860, or you can remain anonymous by calling the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Confidential Tip Line at (573) 426-2936.