New details emerge in Columbia homicide

5 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Monday, April 28 2014 Apr 28, 2014 Monday, April 28, 2014 11:33:00 AM CDT April 28, 2014 in News
By: Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News obtained the probable cause statement Monday from the Boone County Circuit Court detailing how police say a man died and what went into what they say was a planned robbery on West Texas Avenue.

Officer Joseph Jackson said he has probable cause to believe that on Tuesday, April 22 She'aun Prince committed second-degree murder.

Police said when they arrived at 920 Texas Avenue, they found Derrick Brookins dead in the bathroom with a gunshot wound. Officers said they took a gun that was on the ground between Brookins' legs and they smelled marijuana. They said they saw several cartridge casings on the floor of the living room and several bullet holes in one of the living room walls.

Jackson said officers found the resident of the house who they classify as R.B. III and he advised he shot Brookins. He said Brookins came into his home with another man who police identified as Darrius Edwards, and a woman, who police identify as Deshai Richardson, trying to rob him. R.B. III said both men pointed handguns at him. R.B. III said there was a struggle and he shot Brookins and Edwards before fleeing his house and calling police. R.B. III said when he left his home, he saw a woman and one of the men leave his home, head toward a car parked nearby and leave.

Court documents say medical staff at the Women's and Children's Hospital called Joint Communications telling them Darrius Edwards was in the emergency room with gunshot wounds. Officers got that information from Joint Communications and went to the hospital after seeing security photos of Edwards and Richardson.

Investigators said they interviewed Edwards at the hospital and he initially denied ever being at the home on West Texas Avenue. But then, he changed his statement to say he was at R.B. III's home to buy marijuana and said he saw an older male pull a gun and try to rob the resident. Edwards said there was a scuffle and several shots fired. He said he left the apartment to the street when he realized he had a gunshot wound. He said he saw an unknown woman and asked her for help. He said she took him to the hospital.

Jackson said the next day, he got a phone call from Richardson who said she was the woman to took Edwards to the hospital. She said she saw him on Demaret Drive in Columbia and saw him hobbling.

In speaking with Richardson, police said Richardson told them there was a pre-robbery plan at the home of who court documents name as T.C. Richardson told police Brookins, She'aun Prince, Darrius Edwards and she were there planning the robbery before all leaving together in a car Brookins was driving. Richardson said when they arrived at R.B. III's home, Prince moved into the driver's seat as Brookins and Edwards approached the home with her behind. She said Brookins and Edwards "bum rushed" R.B. III and there was a scuffle in the living room. Richardson said she was the last one inside the home, not including Prince in the car. She said both Brookins and Edwards had guns when they entered the home. Richardson said she watched the incident happen, heard gunshots and saw flashes, but didn't know who fired the shots. She said she saw Brookins step back toward the bathroom and collapse to the floor and watched R.B. III flee the home. She said Edwards told her he had gunshot wounds and she helped him to the car where Prince drove her and Edwards to the hospital.

Court documents say in a police interview with She'aun Prince, he said he was at T.C.'s home the night before the robbery during a conversation about knowing where a "lick" was at. Prince said he stayed the night and left around 9:00 a.m. the next morning to go to a nearby gas station. Prince said as he was headed back to T.C.'s, Brookins picked him up in a silver car and took him back to T.C.'s. Police said that was all Prince said.

Columbia Police have arrested Edwards, Prince and Richardson in connection with the murder.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Police are investigating a shooting between two cars, which started at a roundabout on Business Loop 70 Sunday... More >>
3 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:07:00 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
CALABASAS, Calif. - NBC reports Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna are among nine people who died in a helicopter crash... More >>
4 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:22:00 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:30:17 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like... More >>
5 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:24:49 PM CST January 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), and the Downtown Optimist Club are putting on their annual... More >>
7 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:31:00 AM CST January 26, 2020 in Continuous News
KINGDOM CITY— A Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy found a stole firearm, numerous "felony level controlled substances" and drug paraphernalia... More >>
7 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:50:00 AM CST January 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Abortion is expected to play a key role in Missouri's 2020 governor’s race, when voters... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:21:45 AM CST January 26, 2020 in News
BENTON COUNTY — A Blue Springs, Missouri woman is dead after a crash Saturday night. Andralee Taylor, 32, was... More >>
9 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:20:01 AM CST January 26, 2020 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County will celebrate its bicentennial in 2020, and one of the first efforts to create a... More >>
9 hours ago Sunday, January 26 2020 Jan 26, 2020 Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:01:00 AM CST January 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- Singing, dancing, and speaking were all part of The Cultural Association of India's annual India Day celebration Saturday afternoon.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:05:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA— Officers with the University of Missouri Police Department arrested John T. McLiney, 19, on one count of... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri is holding its 5th Annual Unity Concert. The goal of the event... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
FULTON - About 20 Fulton YMCA members kicked the cold Saturday by bundling up and running in the 4th annual... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:48:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
BOONVILLE — The third annual Superfinn Autism Foundation Guns and Hoses Event was hosted at Boonville High School Saturday. ... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:10:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA- More than 100 people showed up for the 7th annual ROC 7K Trail run at Cosmo Park Saturday morning.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:04:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Dozens of veterans showed up to All American Dental for free dental work Saturday. Leroy Strube, a... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:04:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Como Shorts Filmmaker Showcase hosts multiple local artists this weekend to present their films. The showcase... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:54:00 PM CST January 25, 2020 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - The CoMo Short Showcase highlights local filmmakers and their original work in the community. The goal is... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, January 25 2020 Jan 25, 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:45:00 AM CST January 25, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 33°
7pm 36°
8pm 34°
9pm 33°
10pm 33°