Jefferson City residents, officials combat increased gun violence

2 weeks 2 hours 39 minutes ago Friday, May 10 2019 May 10, 2019 Friday, May 10, 2019 3:09:00 PM CDT May 10, 2019 in News
By: Shelby Lofton, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is focusing its attention on one neighborhood near Lincoln University, after multiple incidents of gunfire.

Residents living near Monroe Street and cross streets such as Hickory and E. Ashley have been victim to shots fired incidents in the past few months. JCPD is attributing the violence to gang activity.

“We continue to work very closely with federal agencies, to include the federal prosecutor, and our local prosecutor's office to develop effective strategies to destroy the gang network and use every means possible to arrest, convict and imprison those who jeopardize our citizens,” Lt. David Williams said.

JCPD reported several calls being made after shots were fired Thursday night. Renters and homeowners on that street told KOMU 8 they heard around eight gun shots, but this wasn’t the first instance of gunfire.

“I’m very upset about the situation because I hear it, my heart’s hurting, because I’m afraid somebody’s gonna be hurt, somebody’s gonna get shot, or a kid is going to get hit by a stray bullet and it kind of scares me,” resident Sarah Robinson-Holmes said.

Williams said the JCPD has been concentrating its resources on this specific area.

“The fact is, over the past couple of years, we have committed more resources to that neighborhood than just about any other area of the community,” he said.

Robinson-Holmes said she has been seeing the police around her neighborhood more often, but they aren’t patrolling the area enough.

“Evidently, they don’t do enough patrolling if it’s going on so often,” she said.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Insurance agents are warning people hit by Wednesday's tornado to be careful about signing repair contracts. ... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 3:26:00 PM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Volunteers from all over Jefferson City are working to help those affected by the tornado. The... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 2:37:00 PM CDT May 24, 2019 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Members from House of Refuge are keeping their faith after Wednesday's tornado completely destroyed their church. ... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 1:37:00 PM CDT May 24, 2019 in Top Stories
ROCHEPORT - The 11th annual Pedaler's Jamboree bike ride got a good start Friday, and Missouri River levels are falling.... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 10:47:00 AM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 10:32:00 AM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Task Force 1 has deactivated from Jefferson City after an EF-3 tornado swept through the area... More >>
8 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:11:00 AM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - As Jefferson City continues to clean up from the tornado on Wednesday night, it still has to... More >>
16 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:51:00 AM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- During the chaos of the tornado in Jefferson City, one cheerleading and "American Ninja Warrior" gym got torn... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, May 24 2019 May 24, 2019 Friday, May 24, 2019 12:15:00 AM CDT May 24, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Volunteers from around Missouri came out to help with the disaster that Wednesday night's EF-3 tornado brought... More >>
17 hours ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 11:52:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Office of Administration said Wednesday's tornado "caused significant roof damage" to two buildings at the... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:54:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Students who visited the Simonsen Ninth Grade Center in Jefferson City Thursday said it is heartbreaking to... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:17:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri's U.S. Senators both voted yes Thursday on a disaster aid bill that includes fresh resources for farms... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Resources are available across the area for those affected by tornadoes in Jefferson City and Eldon Wednesday... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:02:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Residents of the eastern part of Jefferson City spent much of Thursday cleaning debris. Andrew Buchanan,... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:40:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - An all-out cleanup effort is underway in Jefferson City, where fallen roofs, busted windows, scattered trees and downed... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:15:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Initial assessments show the tornado that swept through part of Jefferson City Wednesday night had winds as... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:23:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Police are thanking the public for help locating a man who went missing while being... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:26:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Several people in the Jefferson City area will remain without power for several days. Three Rivers Electric... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:14:00 PM CDT May 23, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 87°
6pm 81°
7pm 79°
8pm 78°
9pm 76°