COLE COUNTY — Authorities have identified a man arrested and a victim in a deadly shooting in central Missouri.
The Cole County sheriff’s office says in a news release that deputies rushed to a home early Friday after a woman called 911 and said she and her husband had been shot. Deputies found 63-year-old Clifton Withers dead and the woman wounded. Investigators say she was able to tell deputies who had shot them.
Jefferson City police later located the suspect’s vehicle and tried to stop it. The pursuit ended in Holt Summit, where the suspect — identified as 21-year-old Austin Corrigan — wrecked the vehicle. Corrigan was arrested after a short pursuit.
Corrigan has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
COLE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting and have a suspect in custody.
Just before 4a.m. Friday, the Cole County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 4500 block of Route E for a possible weapons violation., according to a media release.
A woman called 911 and stated her and her husband had been shot and told us who had shot them. Upon arrival, deputies located two victims, one of them was deceased the other was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.
A Jefferson City Police Officer was able to locate the suspect vehicle and tried to stop it. The subject failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The subject was taken into custody in Holt Summit after the vehicle wrecked and a short foot pursuit.
The suspect was taken to the Cole County Sheriff’s Department without further incident. He was booked and processed with the charges of Murder 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action. The sheriff has not released the name of the suspect or victims.