Man killed in Jefferson City homicide

4 months 1 week 18 hours ago Sunday, June 11 2017 Jun 11, 2017 Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:37:00 PM CDT June 11, 2017 in News
By: Finley Walker, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a man who was found at a residence on the 5200 block of Collier Court in Jefferson City Sunday morning.

Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said deputies responded to a call of a possible shooting victim around 8:50 a.m.

Wheeler confirmed the victim is Dennis Thompson, 35, and his family has been notified.

"When the deputies arrived they found a person that in fact, had been murdered," Wheeler said. "They began the investigation at that time."

Wheeler said he was able to speak with Thompson's family and friends.

"From what I hear from his family and friends around here he was a good guy," Wheeler said. "So we’re trying to find out now and we’ve got a bunch of leads to try to ascertain what happened, try to deliver justice to the victim as well as the family."

Authorities have no further information at this time.

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