crime

Derek Bridges / Flickr

Investigations are ongoing after a double homicide and car chase left one man in the hospital and three others dead. Late Saturday evening Boone County Sheriffs were called to Santa Anna Drive by witnesses who heard several gunshots fired. The suspect was 28 year old Cornelius Parker, who was seen fleeing the scene where he headed west down Highway WW when deputies spotted him and began a chase.

handcuffs
v1ctor Casale / Flickr

A man serving a life sentence for killing his wife in 2011 has won a legal victory in his quest for a retrial.

Null Value / Flickr

  St. Louis officials want to spend nearly $10 million to hire and train 160 additional police officers in response to a recent spate of violent crime that the mayor and police chief blame on a "Ferguson effect." 

steakpinball_0 / Flickr

A judge has sentenced a Columbia man to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of 17-year-old Tre'Veon Marshall last summer.

We have a default template for the way we process mass shootings. We scour through every available scrap of the perpetrators' interior lives – Facebook postings, YouTube videos, interviews with former roommates — to try to find out what drove them to kill. The sites of the massacres become a kind of shorthand: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood. We conduct protracted, unsatisfying conversations about gun rights, and about mental illness, and about how we have to make sure that they never happen again.

Null Value / Flickr

Columbia Police officers responded to five separate incidents of shots fired over the weekend.

At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to shots fired at the intersection of Garth Ave and Oak St. A gunshot victim with non-life threatening injuries was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle.

Missouri Capitol
Kristofor Husted / KBIA

 The Missouri Senate began work this week on an overhaul of the state's criminal code, but obstacles still remain to get the bill across the finish line.

Violent crime decreases in Columbia in 2013

Feb 1, 2014
Derek Bridges / Flickr

The Columbia Police Department released its Uniform Crime Reporting data for 2013. The report shows a violent crime index of 3.76, which means there are 3.76 violent crimes committed per 1,000 people in Columbia. The index hasn’t been this low since 1985. Columbia PD has had to adjust to a shortage of available staff. Public Information officer, Latisha Stroer, says an increase in retirements has played a role.

“We’re at the lowest number of officers that we have been since 1993. We’ve had the highest number of retirements last year, we have a large number of officers retiring again this year. Every department nationwide has had problems with recruiting officers, new officers, and people wanting to come into this profession,” Stroer said.

Null Value / Flickr

Federal prosecutors say they won't file criminal charges connected to possible civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Columbia man.

Kansas City-based U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson opened an investigation in October into the May 2013 death of Brandon Coleman, a University of Missouri groundskeeper. She announced the results in a news release Tuesday.

Derek Bridges / Flickr

The Mayor’s task force convened Wednesday evening to discuss a new data based approach plan to further solve the violent crime issue in Columbia.

Task force member Dan Hanneken presented a list of risk factors called Criminogenic Need. This list addressed all of the risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of someone committing a violent crime. From his research, Hanneken explained a list of top eight risk factors.

caution tape
Derek Bridges / Flickr

  This week we take a quick look back to explain how crime quickly rose to become the number one story in Columbia:


Null Value / Flickr

The Columbia Police department says officers arrested three Columbia teenagers yesterday and this morning in connection to the July 14th homicide of 17-year-old Tre’Veon Marshall.

Police arrested 18 year old Joshua Dewayne Murray and 19 year old Nicholas Raheem Thomas for first degree murder and armed criminal action. 17 year old Kimberly Makayla Huett-Linzie was arrested for felony hindering prosecution.

Ryan Famuliner

  The Columbia City Council approved a proposal from Mayor Bob McDavid to create a taskforce to look at youth crimes in the city by a vote of six in favor to none against. Councilmember Ian Thomas did not attend the meeting.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Speaking before a crowded conference room at City Hall, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid opened his press this morning conference bluntly.

"Columbia has too much crime," he said, as a slide behind him read the same.  "Nobody here disputes that."

Crime in Columbia has been a growing concern among residents and government officials – so much so that McDavid has come up with a six-point plan he thinks could lessen violent crime in Columbia.

Morgan County Sheriff's Department / KOMU

A man charged with kidnapping a University of Missouri student has been captured after eluding officers for several days.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia was caught while authorities were investigating a residential burglary call. He is jailed in Morgan County.

missouri capitol
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

stephenjohnbryde / Flickr

   

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Columbia Police Department
KBIA

The Columbia Police began the ‘Columbia Cease fire Initiative’ on Wednesday which compiles the names and photographs of individuals and close associates suspected of being involved with several shootings over the last four months.

stlouisco.com

Crime is on the decline in St. Louis County.

County police on Wednesday announced that the overall crime rate is down 12.5 percent for the first six months of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011. Violent crime is down 7.2 percent.

The county had 12 homicides in the first half of 2011, compared to two through June of this year. Forcible rapes are down 25 percent, arson 22.2 percent, burglary 28.1 percent, robbery 11.5 percent and aggravated assault 1.1 percent.

File / KBIA

A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

Newscast for April 23, 2012

Apr 23, 2012
Missouri Capitol
File Photo / KBIA

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

jefferson city
localozarkian / flickr

Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

Police Review Board backs new policy for off-duty cops

Apr 13, 2012
File / KBIA

The Columbia Citizens Police Review Board has unanimously voted to back a city policy requiring police officers to wear their uniforms while performing off-duty security work. 

Newscast for March 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • House legislators examine new death penalty rules in Missouri
  • The controversy surrounding failed development of sweetener factory Mamtek in Moberly continues.
  • Senate leaders endorse bill making disturbances of religious worship a crime.

Columbia man arrested for Sunday shooting

Mar 6, 2012

Larrell Banks, 18, of Columbia was arrested early Monday morning for shooting and killing a man on North Eighth Street Sunday afternoon.

Columbia police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man.

KOMUnews / Flickr

The nonprofit group Keep Columbia Safe donated almost three thousand dollars for a camera upgrade at the intersection of 10th and Cherry in Columbia.