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Charges filed in JC murder

Charges filed in JC murder

December 28th, 2012 in News

Jefferson City police and emergency personnel begin to help a gunshot victim lying on the ground in the 300 block of W. Dunklin St. on Thursday night after officers followed the man's blood trail from the nearby scene of a shooting where another man was found dead. The injured man was eventually taken to a Columbia hospital.

Photo by Shaun Zimmerman

Update, posted at 2:45 p.m. Friday:

Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of a Holts Summit man, Thursday night, in Jefferson City.

Court documents show Justin Beasley, 20, 609 Mulberry Street, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Calvin Hutson, 35, St. Louis, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

They are accused in being involved with the death of Andre Hudson, 41.

Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statements show officers were called to the 200 block of West Schroeder Way around 7:22 p.m. for a gunshot victim. A vehicle was seen leaving the area when officers arrived.

It was stopped a block away and the driver, Beasley, fled on foot before being caught. Hudson was found dead in the back seat of the vehicle.

In interviews with investigators, Beasley said he and Calvin arranged a narcotics deal with Andre. During the arranged transaction, Beasley and Calvin intended to steal Andre's money without providing him narcotics.

Beasley said they met Andre and conducted the transaction in Beasley's vehicle. During the transaction, gun shots were exchanged between Andre and Calvin.

Beasley said Calvin fled the area prior to police arriving. Calvin was located suffering from gun shot wounds a short distance from the 200 block of West Schroeder Way.

A firearm and suspected narcotics were located along the path he traveled.

Calvin told authorities he was a passenger in a vehicle that Andre entered to discuss CD's. He said Andre began shooting. Calvin then said he realized he'd been shot and ran from the vehicle.

Andre's wife told authorities she was driving a vehicle with Andre as the passenger. Andre directed his wife to go to the 200 block of West Schroeder Way to meet people. She believed Andre was going to conduct some type of narcotic transaction.

She advised Andre to get into the vehicle and a few minutes later multiple shots were fired from inside the vehicle. She later observed a man flee from the front seat of the vehicle and she then drove away from the area.

About a block of away she observed who she recognized to be the other person in the vehicle, which turned out to be Calvin. She said Calvin pointed a firearm at her while she sat in her vehicle. She then called 911 to let them know what happened and then turned onto the next block to see police taking Calvin into custody.

As of Friday afternoon, Beasley was being held without bond in the Cole County Jail. Hutson was still being treated for the gunshot wounds he received at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Hospital officials did not release his condition.


Andre Hudson obituary

Posted at 9:45 a.m. Friday:

Jefferson City police responded around 7:22 p.m. Thursday to the 300 block of Schroeder Way after receiving a 911 call about a shooting that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of Schroeder Way, an alley near Broadway in the vicinity of Zesto Drive-In. Police report that one subject, who ran from the area of the vehicle, elluded capture after a brief foot chase.

Inside the vehicle, officers found Andre Hudson, 41, Holts Summit, dead, in the back seat with gunshot wounds. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

The second victim of the shooting, Calvin Hutson, 35, Jefferson City, was located in the 300 block of West Dunklin Street by officers following a blood trail from the original scene. Hutson was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Health Center, then taken by a Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of gunshot wounds.

As of Friday morning detectives were still conducting interviews of witnesses.

Authorities did not say if there had been any suspect or suspects apprehended or charged in this case.

Posted at 8:34 p.m. Thursday:

Jefferson City police are responding to a shooting with multiple victims in the vicinity of the Zesto drive-in on Broadway.

Police were called about 7:20 p.m. and are searching the area for a suspect.

One victim is being flown to University Hospital.