Records: Police responded quickly to homicide

Jefferson City police on Tuesday released data showing they arrived to the scene of a homicide on Sunday much quicker than an area resident claimed.

Police say the first officer arrived at the scene 3 minutes and 21 seconds after the first 911 call ended — more than 6 1⁄2 minutes sooner than someone at the scene had estimated.

Capt. Doug Shoemaker, the department’s spokesman, said the complaint about slow response time was concerning and warranted an internal review.

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“After this review, it is obvious Jefferson City police officers and communications operators performed their duties as expected, and responded expeditiously to the calls concerning this incident,” Shoemaker said in a written statement.


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