The Latest: Shootings suspect walks into police station covered in blood

Posted Nov 29, 2019 5:52 PM


Torry Andre Upchurch photo Cole County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suspect in a pair of deadly shootings hours apart has been arrested after he walked into a Missouri police station covered in blood.


Jefferson City police said in a news release that the man implicated himself in both killings.


Prosecutors charged 27-year-old Torry Andre Upchurch on Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm.


The first left reported at around 6 p.m. left 17-year-old Earle Key Jr. of Jefferson City dead inside a home. Witnesses said they saw a man running from the scene, but officers were unable to find him.


Police responding around 8:45 p.m. Thursday to the scene of another shooting just a few miles away found 33-year-old Shantae Hill-Cook of Columbia dead in the road with her car missing.


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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suspect in a pair of deadly shootings hours apart has been arrested after he walked into a Missouri police station covered in blood.


Jefferson City police said in a news release that the man implicated himself in both killings.


The first left a 17-year-old dead and was reported around 6 p.m. Thursday inside a home. Witnesses reported seeing a man dressed in dark clothing running from the scene, but officers were unable to find him.


Police say officers then responded around 8:45 p.m. Thursday to the scene of another shooting just a few miles away. That’s where they found a woman dead in the road with her car missing.

Police are recommending first-degree murder charges. The victims’ names and the motive weren’t immediately released.