1 dead, 1 wounded in central Missouri shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Authorities say a man has been arrested in a deadly shooting in central Missouri after a police chase ended with a wreck.

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. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that deputies found one person dead and another wounded.

Jefferson City police later located the suspect’s vehicle and tried to stop it. The pursuit ended in Holt Summit, where the suspect wrecked the vehicle. The suspect then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was arrested after a short pursuit.

The man was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

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