Posted 3 years ago
By John P Tretbar
Arraignment was scheduled December 2nd for Xavier Johnson of Kansas City and Kasey Hall of St Joseph. Each faces up to 30-years in prison if convicted on felony second-degree murder charges.
A third suspect, the alleged shooter Elijah Pickett, was charged earlier, and was set for a scheduling hearing December 5.
Witnesses say the three men barged into a home near 16th and Jules August 22 and demanded money and keys. They say Ulmer tried to intervene after the suspects threatened his children, and was shot at least twice in the head.
In a news release, Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins commended the St Joseph Police Department, and in particular detectives Paul Gatewood and Scott Coates for “tirelessly pursuing” leads in the case.