Jefferson City man arrested, confessed to killing another man

4 years 4 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, April 25 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:27:00 AM CDT April 25, 2015 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County deputies arrested a man Saturday morning for murdering another man.

Jefferson City police said 25-year-old Paris Alexander-Henderson confessed during questioning at the police department Saturday to shooting a 33-year-old Bryant O. Sturkey. Alexander-Henderson said he shot the man because of an argument about other family members.

JCPD said officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 1400 Elizabeth St. around 12:45 Saturday morning. When the officers arrived on scene, a car was speeding away, and they found a man in another car that had been shot. JCPD said EMS took him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

JCPD said witnesses at the scene of the shooting identified Alexander-Henderson as the suspect and told officers what his car looked like. Investigators and officers on scene established a possible location for Alexander-Henderson, and Cole County deputies later found him at a home in the Westview Heights neighborhood.

JCPD said deputies arrested Alexander-Henderson without incident and also took the weapon and car he used to flee the scene in.

JCPD Lt. David Williams said Alexander-Henderson has had previous encounters with law enforcement. 

The Cole County Prosecutor formally charged Alexander-Henderson with unlawlful use of a weapon and murder in the second degree in the death of Bryant O. Sturkey. 

JCPD Public Information Officer, Doug Shoemaker, said the city had two homicides in 2012, zero in 2013, and one in 2014. He said a few factors have assisted in keeping numbers relatively low.

"We just try to do the best jobs through various programs and philosophies through how we do business locally. Very strong community policing aspect of things. We believe in establishing a rapport with the community and those types of efforrts really, I think, benefit us in the long run," Shoemaker said. 

[Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional information.]

 

More News

Grid
List
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion. International Speedway... More >>
2 days ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:27:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has reversed the Missouri Department of Public Safety's revocation of the peace officer... More >>
2 days ago Wednesday, May 22 2019 May 22, 2019 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:51:00 AM CDT May 22, 2019 in News
ROCHEPORT - A community effort to hold back flood waters began in Rocheport Wednesday morning. With recent rain causing... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:00:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's corrections officers are some of the lowest paid in the country. That's created staff shortages, leading... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:00:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A severe storm in the St. Louis area is forcing Lambert Airport to temporarily halt all... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:51:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
FULTON - After three years and $140 million in construction, the Fulton State Hospital is ready to start celebrating. ... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:33:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - People looking for work will have a chance to mingle with about a dozen employers at a hiring... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:39:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri River could crest over flood stage because of ongoing storms, according to Jefferson City's Department of... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:00:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in Weather
JEFFERSON CITY -- Several abortion rights groups gathered throughout the state, Tuesday to protest Missouri's newly-passed anti-abortion bill. The... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:49:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to the heightened flood risks through a large... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:49:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in Weather
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Sand volleyball courts at a park in Cape Girardeau are closed after knives were found buried... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:14:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County Emergency Management Director Tom Hurley said the department's staff is "all hands on deck" for Tuesday's... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:02:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Two MU students getting their masters in atmospheric science launched weather balloons Tuesday at the South Farm Research... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:46:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation to give internet users the ability to... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:22:00 PM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The annual Salute to Veterans air show has been cancelled for 2019, organizers announced Tuesday, due to... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:48:00 AM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:41:20 AM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City school board president has apologized for equating treatment of blondes to... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:22:51 AM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Urgent Care will double its operating space by opening a new building on June... More >>
3 days ago Tuesday, May 21 2019 May 21, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:44:00 AM CDT May 21, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 76°
11pm 73°
12am 73°
1am 74°
2am 73°