UPDATE: Jefferson City police investigating homicide; community "not in danger"

8 months 1 week 4 days ago Tuesday, May 09 2017 May 9, 2017 Tuesday, May 09, 2017 2:17:00 PM CDT May 09, 2017 in News
By: Emily McCarter, KOMU 8 Reporter and Tess Vrbin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that happened around 10:20 p.m. Monday near 700 Monroe Street.

Lt. David Williams said officers responded to the area after multiple shots fired calls.

"The officers were able to locate a male subject suffering from obvious gunshot wounds," Williams said. "It is a homicide investigation."

Williams said officers began life-saving measures for the 23-year-old Jefferson City man until emergency medical services arrived. EMS transported the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Williams said it appears the shooter was on foot, but residents near Monroe Street are not in any danger.

"There is no threat to the community," he said. "We believe this was an incident where he [the victim] was the intended target and there was no one else that we believe right now is in danger."

One resident, who chose to remain anonymous, said she saw police officers investigating the area.

"I'm upstairs minding my own business and I'm thinking it's fireworks and it was actually a gun," she said.

The woman said she feared the gunman could've harmed her granddaughter.

"This whole thing just makes me cry," she said. "Life is so short. We need to take each other and love them instead of going out here and killing them."

Williams said JCPD has made no arrests and currently has no suspects.

"We are still actively and aggressively trying to solve this," he said. "We are running down leads right now to determine the suspect."

Williams asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact JCPD at 573-634-6400 or CrimeStoppers at 573-659-8477.

 

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