St. Louis man sentenced in shooting that killed Carbondale musician

JACKSON COUNTY — A St. Louis man involved in a shooting that killed Carbondale musician Tim Beaty on Easter Weekend in 2016 was sentenced to six-and-half-years in prison Thursday in Jackson County Court.

John Ingram
(Source: CPD)

Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says 23-year-old John F. Ingram will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence and serve a two-year period of mandatory supervised release upon his release from prison.

On March 27, 2016, Carbondale Police were sent to the 400 block of West Walnut Street regarding shots fired. When they arrived, they found several discharged cartridge casings from two different guns on Beveridge Street. One person had been shot but survived. Beaty, who was in a neighboring house at the time of the shooting, had been shot and killed.

A police investigation found that Ingram and another man, Travis Tyler of Cape Girardeau, were responsible for the shooting on Beveridge Street. Ingram had fired his handgun a number of times toward a house in the 400 block of Walnut Street and then into the air. The investigation revealed that Beaty had been shot and killed by Tyler’s gun.

Ingram entered a guilty plea on March 19 of this year to aggravated discharge of a firearm for his role in the incident. Tyler was found guilty by a Jackson County Jury of first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm on March 27 of this year. Tyler’s sentencing is pending at this time.