Elwood man pleads no contest to charge in shooting

(KNZA)--An Elwood man, accused of shooting another man in 2021, has pleaded no contest to a charge of aggravated battery.

Liam McCorkle entered the plea Wednesday in Doniphan County District Court.

In exchange for the plea, a charge of attempted second-degree murder was dismissed.

Sentencing was scheduled for May 3.

McCorkle was arrested on October 2, 2021 after man was shot in a garage in the 600 block of Libel Street, in Elwood. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim, identified as Joey Ezell of St. Joseph, Missouri, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Ezell was transported to Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph, for treatment and later released.

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