Isiah Fitzgerald, Scott County Central Junior & High School Graduate Dead


Isiah Fitzgerald, an 18-year-old graduate of Scott County Central Junior & High School, passed away after a deadly shooting in the area of 300 block of Industrial Drive on April 25, 2023.

Isiah Fitzgerald cause of death

Reports suggest that the shooting was triggered by a Facebook post made by Tanner Watkins, which resulted in an altercation.

The shooting occurred at Rotary Park on Tuesday afternoon, where an argument involving many people left an 18-year-old dead and a young woman critically injured.


The victim was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene. The injured victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is currently in critical but stable condition.

The names of the victims have not been disclosed, and not everyone involved in the incident is from the Sikeston area.

The authorities are investigating the incident with the support of the SEMO Major Case Squad.

Many people have expressed their grief and shock over the incident on social media. Heidi Best Chase Best, a Facebook user, mentioned that Isiah and his brother Malachi were like family to her son, and Isiah’s death was caused by a laughing emoji on Facebook. Another Facebook user also mentioned that the girl who was injured is in critical condition and is scheduled to undergo surgery.

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