Prosecutors have charged a 50-year-old man in a shooting that left one man dead and four wounded Thursday on the strip in Lake Ozark during a confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs, according to news media reports.
Tonka Way-Con Ponder, of Preston, Missouri, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the shooting, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A warrant for his arrest was issued Friday, court records show.
The shooting unfolded about 7:45 p.m. outside Casablanca Pub and Grille on Bagnell Dam Boulevard. Businesses along that street are popular with locals and tourists at Lake of the Ozarks. Thursday was “bike night” at the bar and restaurant.
The man killed had not been identified as of Sunday afternoon. The conditions of the injured were unknown.
Officials said multiple people were initially detained after the shooting. Police said the gunfire was “gang related,” but have not