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Probable cause statement reveals more information on Jefferson City shooting


A Cole County probable cause statement reveals what witnesses say happened during a Wednesday morning shooting at a Jefferson City convenience store.

According to the document, several witnesses heard multiple gunshots and saw the suspect, Xavies Parks, running from the scene of the shooting.

Photo of Xavier Parks during early morning incident in Jefferson City on Oct. 14.

The victim told police that Parks was staring at him "as if he wanted to fight and asked Parks why he was staring at him." The victim then says Parks shot him several times before running out of the store.

Two witnesses then described Parks being in the store, the witnesses hearing the shooting, and Parks running out of the store according to court documents.

Parks is charged with assault - 1st degree or attempt, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Cole / Jefferson City / News / Shooting

Karl Wehmhoener


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