Cole County Murder Investigation After Two People Shot Early This Morning

A murder investigation is under way in Cole County after shooting early this (Friday) morning.

Deputies responded to the 4500 block of Route E. around 3:49 this (Friday) morning.

A person called 911 and said her and her husband had been shot and told them who shot them.

Deputies say when they found the victims one of them was deceased and the other taken to the University Hospital in Columbia.

A Jefferson City Police Officer was able to find the suspect later and tried to stop their vehicle when a pursuit ensued.

The man was arrested a short time later in Holts Summit after the vehicle wrecked and a short foot pursuit.

The man was booked into the Cole County Jail on charges of First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Armed Criminal Action.