Two More Charged With Ulmer Murder

Posted 2 years ago

By John P Tretbar


Prosecutors have now filed murder charges against two more men in the August 22nd shooting of Brian Ulmer during a home invasion robbery in St Joseph.

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.


  • Amber

    disgusting. rot in hell LITTLE boys. it’s sad people arent raised to believe how precious someones life is.. and how precious Brians life was not only to him, but to his daughters, the love of his life, and his close friends and family. Rest In Peace Brian Lee

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  • J

    They are all cowards but the biggest one is Elijah Pickett. Killed an unarmed man in front of his family. Have fun in prison you little boys. Those cons just love them some youngins.

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  • J

    They are all cowards but the biggest one is Elijah Pickett. Killed an unarmed man in front of his family. My heart goes out to Brian and his family.

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