Suspect Arrested in Norton County Homicide

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. – With the assistance of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Norton County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest connected to the murder of Lori Shields.

 At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, as he was released from the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Damien L. Shields, 42, of Norton, was arrested for the first-degree murder of his wife, 38-year-old Lori Shields.

 Shields was then booked into the Cape Girardeau County Jail.

 The investigation is ongoing. Nothing further will be released at this time.