An argument over a debt may have prompted a Philadelphia, Mo., man to shoot and kill a Hannibal man in an auto dealer parking lot shortly after midnight Oct. 15.

An argument over a debt may have prompted a Philadelphia, Mo., man to shoot and kill a Hannibal man in an auto dealer parking lot shortly after midnight Oct. 15.

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton filed charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action against Brad D. Tierney, 34, on Monday, Oct. 19.

He is being held in the Marion County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.

A probable cause statement alleges Tierney shot Ronald Goodrich, 35, in the parking lot of Prime Time Auto Sales on Broadway in order to “get his money one way or the other” according to a statement by a woman with Tierney that night. Statements from Leah M. Pickard, 18, and Kris Luoma, 34, indicated Tierney and Goodrich got into an argument late on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The probable cause statement indicates Tierney, Pickard and Luoma went to get food at Abel's on Broadway when the group ran into Goodrich as he walked home from work. Denied access to the store as it had just closed, Goodrich allegedly approached the vehicle and engaged with Tierney in an argument over money.

Pickard said Tierney was angry at Goodrich as the group drove to McDonalds. While at the restaurant, Pickard allegedly observed Tierney go to the rear of the vehicle and return with what she believed was a handgun secured in his waistband.

Both Pickard and Luoma said Tierney drove to an alley off of Chestnut where Tierney exited the car and left on foot. They also both said he was gone for a short amount of time and returned out of breath. Pickard said Tierney reported rib pain once he returned.

Video surveillance at Prime Time Auto Sales shows a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt approach the location where Goodrich was found. A person falls to the ground immediately and the suspect turns and runs east on Broadway.

An HPD officer pulled Tierney over later that morning after Pickard and Luoma had left. Tierney allegedly told a gas station he clerk he had been robbed and that his ribs hurt. The clerk notified police. Tierney was charged with DWI and released.

Once Pickard saw a photo of Goodrich on Facebook, she identified him as the man Tierney argued with the night before. She identified Tierney in a police line up.

Goodrich was steps away from his father's home when he was killed. He leaves behind four children, his father and several siblings.

A second-degree murder charge can carry a sentence of anywhere from 10 years to life in prison. Armed criminal action carries a penalty from three years to life in prison.

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