Fatal Shooting In Grandview Beach Warsaw, MO

Eric Knox
Benton County Sheriff

On May 27, 2020, at approximately 5:18, PM Benton County Dispatch received a call reporting shots fired in the Grandview Beach area, just outside of Warsaw city limits, injuring two people. Our initial investigation suggests that Donald C. Leven, 44, entered the residence brandishing a firearm. Leven allegedly fired several rounds to intimidate the victim, Rebecca A. Duncan, 47, and the witness. The witness statement suggests that Leven was upset about a recent breakup and eviction from the property. According to the witness, Duncan was shot in the head while trying to call for help. Leven then allegedly turned the weapon on himself, resulting in a fatal injury. At the time of this press release, Duncan was alive and undergoing treatment for her wound at the University Hospital in Columbia Missouri. This investigation is still ongoing, pending a medical examiners report and follow up interviews.