Man wounded in double homicide dies, autopsy scheduled

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago June 05, 2015 Jun 5, 2015 Friday, June 05 2015 Friday, June 05, 2015 10:18:00 AM CDT in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

COLUMBIA -A man wounded during a double homicide in February has died, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Deputies were awaiting the results of an autopsy Friday to determine if the death of Willie J. Mays is related to the shooting.

Deputies said the 44-year-old Mays died Thursday at a local health care facility where he being treated for his injuries. Mays was found unresponsive at 4:24 p.m. and transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mays had survived the Feb. 28 shooting on Santa Anna Drive that killed two of his roommates, 52-year-old Deborah Koontz and her brother, 51-year-old Donald Wilson.

The shooting resulted in a brief search for a suspect, Cornelius Parker, who lived with the three victims. Parker was spotted driving on Route WW later that night. He lost control of his vehicle at Broadway and U.S. Hwy 63. Parker exited the car and shot at a deputy, who returned fire and killed him.

The deputy who killed Parker was placed on paid administrative leave, but recently returning to duty. The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted an investigation and presented it to Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight. Knight later recused himself from the case because of his relationship with the deputy and was replaced by Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson.

The Boone County Medical Examiner was set to conduct an autopsy on Mays Friday. 

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA— The start of the ninth annual Pedaler’s Jamboree was held on Saturday. Nine years ago when the event... More >>
13 minutes ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:24:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - The 29th Annual Salute to Veterans Air Show is scheduled for Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28... More >>
27 minutes ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:10:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Three people were taken to hospitals by emergency personnel following a three-car wreck Saturday morning. A... More >>
1 hour ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:08:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two months after the idea was first introduced to leaders in Springfield, Missouri, the city's new... More >>
3 hours ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:13:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a man who exchanged gunfire with officers during an hours-long standoff has... More >>
3 hours ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:09:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lawmakers have passed a proposal in a special session that supporters hope will bring hundreds... More >>
9 hours ago May 27, 2017 May 27, 2017 Saturday, May 27 2017 Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:13:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY – A father was sentenced in federal court Friday for threatening the attorney who represented one of his... More >>
18 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 8:04:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
OSAGE BEACH – People going to Lake of the Ozarks this Memorial Day Weekend may encounter severe weather, dampening the... More >>
18 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 7:56:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - A motor vehicle collision left a man seriously injured Friday morning. Elmer Redcay, 62, was northbound... More >>
18 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 7:53:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Gas prices leading up to Memorial Day Weekend went up in Mid Missouri by about ten cents. ... More >>
19 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 6:56:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri economic development officials have authorized more than $6 million of incentives to several businesses that... More >>
21 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 5:06:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Arkansas man faces up to a decade in federal prison now that he's admitted forcing a... More >>
22 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 4:28:00 PM CDT in News
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis-area woman convicted in March of secretly poisoning her son with prescription medications has been... More >>
23 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 3:13:42 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY- A 16-year-old has been detained following the April murder of 63-year-old Jerry Robertson of Jefferson City. In... More >>
23 hours ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 3:12:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
ST. CHARLES - A judge declared a mistrial in the case against Serghei Comerzan Friday afternoon. Jurors were not able... More >>
1 day ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 2:04:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
UPDATED 5/26/17 7:01 p.m. with new information. COLUMBIA - A 4-year-old child was taken to a hospital with life-threatening... More >>
1 day ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 1:20:00 PM CDT in News
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County deputies served a search warrant at 507 N. Garth Avenue in Columbia as the result... More >>
1 day ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 12:28:00 PM CDT in News
PLATTE COUNTY - Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a 25-year-old northwest Missouri man if he is convicted... More >>
1 day ago May 26, 2017 May 26, 2017 Friday, May 26 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 11:09:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 70°
3pm 78°
4pm 82°
5pm 73°
6pm 74°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

12:00p
PGA Tour Champions Golf
3:00p
Track & Field
5:00p
Jeopardy!
2:00p
The King of Queens
2:30p
The King of Queens
3:00p
Rookie Blue

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Fast & Furious 6
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld