Jefferson City police make second arrest in Halloween 2016 homicide

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, September 18 2017 Sep 18, 2017 Monday, September 18, 2017 9:57:00 AM CDT September 18, 2017 in News
By: Matt Weller, KOMU 8 News
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JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City police arrested a second suspect in the Halloween 2016 shooting death of Terrance Davis.

Capt. Doug Shoemaker identified the suspect as Travion Jefferson, arrested on suspicion of murder, robbery and armed criminal action. The Cole County prosecutor's office had not filed formal charges as of late Monday morning. Shoemaker said he is expecting charges to be filed against Jefferson this week.

The Cole County Prosecutor's Office declined comment.

Davis was shot twice early in the morning of October 31 on Michigan Street. The shooting was captured on video by a security camera from River City Pawn and Gun Store. The store's owner, Jason Travis, turned the video over to police, which showed two suspects.

"[The video] was certainly crucial," Shoemaker said.  "We talk with a lot of businesses in town about having video and how it can make or break a case. Certainly, we had a lot of video beforehand but the video helps solidify that information."

Terrance Wynn already faces charges for the homicide. He was arrested last fall and was charged with murder, armed criminal action, robbery, and assault. He has a hearing on Wednesday in this case and another shooting case from 2016.

Shoemaker said this case is an example of the value of tips from the public. 

"Sometimes people are hesitant to call in, because they think the information is trivial and not worth it," Shoemaker said. "Even if it seems like it's not important, we would rather have the phone call and deal with it, and be able to address it to see how accurate it could be. It could make or break a case."

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