Murder suspect shot, apprehended after high-speed chase
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 04:20:37 GMT —
Update: Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2:20 p.m.:
University Hospital officials said doctors discharged Marvin Rice, who is the man suspected in the shooting at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Hospital officials couldn't say when he was released.
Because of an agreement with Dent County, Rice will remain in the Cole County Jail rather than be transferred back to Dent.
He's charged with two counts of first degree murder in Dent. In Cole, he faces charges of assault on an officer and armed criminal action.
Rice is being held without bond.
Update: 4:10 p.m. Monday: Marvin Rice now faces charges of first degree murder in Dent County. The charges were filed Monday afternoon. According to the probable cause statement released by Dent County, Rice admitted to killing Annette Durham and Steven Strotkamp.More charges could be filed in Dent County, including endangering the welfare of a child, armed criminal action and burglary.The probable cause statement also states Rice admitted to killing the pair at Durham's home.Update: 12:45 p.m. Monday:Marvin Rice, 44, was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action in Cole County.Those charges stem from the shoot-out at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.Dent County Prosecutor Sid Pearson expected to file charges against Rice in relation to a double homicide. Annette Durham, 32, of Salem and Steven Strotkamp, 39, were both killed at Durham's Salem home.Initial reports were that Durham was Rice's ex-wife but Dent County Sheriff Rick Stallings said the two were never married. Stallings said the shootings happened after Rice demanded custody of a 2-year-old son.(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)Update: 8:55 p.m. Sunday:KRCG's Kermit Miller learned more on Sunday about the pursuit that led to a shoot-out between a gunman and officers at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The effort to capture Marvin Rice began in Maries and Osage Counties around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities located his vehicle by pinging on calls from his cell phone.The Highway Patrol and County Deputies chased Rice north on Highway 63 through Vienna and Westphalia. When he hit U.S. 50 and headed west toward Jefferson City, they tried to stop him at the Osage River Bridge.We got a spike strip out in front of him and flattened his right front tire. He was still traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour, Highway Patrol Spokesman Sgt. Paul Reinsch said.At the city limits, Jefferson City Police joined the pursuit.A KRCG Facebook fan, Jason Knipp, captured the video on this web story of the chase from the parking lot of the Miller Performing Arts Center. Rice continued on to the Capitol Plaza Hotel.He enters the parking lot of the hotel and basically without removing the vehicle from drive, jumps out of the car and enters the front door of the hotel, Reinsch said.A Jefferson City officer was in close pursuit. Gunfire was exchanged in the lobby. An off-duty deputy working security for a company Christmas party with hundreds of guests heard the commotion and responded. Reinsch said that deputy also exchanged shots with Rice. At some point, the suspect was wounded.While it is unclear exactly how many shots were fired by everybody involved right now, Reinsch said the exact number will be revealed during the investigation into the officers-involved shooting.Reinsch would not speculate on what Marvin Rice's plan was once he entered the hotel.This was a very, very dangerous situation, and we're very fortunate no one else was injured, Reinsch said.Update: 2:35 p.m. Sunday:The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Sunday identified the two Dent County murder victims as Annette Durham, 32, of Salem and Steven Strotkamp, 39. The suspected shooter -- former Dent County Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Rice -- was in fair condition at a Columbia hospital after being wounded in the shootout.Update: 12:25 a.m. Sunday:Dent County authorities confirmed the person involved in a high speed chase ending in Jefferson City Saturday night was the suspect in a double homicide.Marvin Rice, 44, a former Dent County Sheriff's deputy, is the man suspected of killing two people in rural Dent County and leading authorities on a high speed chase that ended at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.The Dent County Sheriff's Office was notified at 6:30 p.m. that two people had been shot by Rice. They said Rice fled the scene with a two-year-old child.According to Dent County authorities, Rice left the child with a family member and left the county. Law enforcement pinged Rice's cell phone to Highway 63 in Osage County. Authorities in Osage County attempted to stop Rice's vehicle, but he failed to stop and a chase began.After Rice crashed his vehicle at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, he fled by foot into the hotel. Jefferson City Police Officers and Cole County Deputies followed Rice into the hotel. There were shots fired from both sides and Rice was shot and injured.Neither the Cole County Deputy nor the Jefferson City Police Officer involved were injured, according to earlier reports.The names of the homicide victims have not been released by Dent County.Several law enforcement agencies were present at the hotel Saturday night.Update: 11:45 p.m. Saturday:Dr. Richard Jennett, of JCMG said there were about 570 employees attending a holiday party at the hotel.He confirmed none of the employees were hurt or involved in the shooting.Around 8:30 police were involved in a high-speed pursuit coming from Osage County into Cole County.The white station wagon apparently hit another car at the Capital Plaza Hotel and the driver exited the car and ran into the hotel.Witnesses said police shot the suspect near the lobby.Earlier reports stated authorities were chasing a murder suspect.
Update: 10:45 p.m. Saturday: Witnesses at Capitol Plaza Hotel said the lone gunman was shot by police and was taken to the hospital with injuries.Police quickly secured the scene after the shooting. Update: 10:35 p.m. Saturday: KRCG Viewer Jason Knipp shared the attached video of officers driving toward Capitol Plaza Hotel this evening on Whitton Expressway.JCMG's president released a statement tonight that said all 570 people attending JCMG's event at the Capitol Plaza are accounted for and safe.The suspect was involved in a high speed chase with law enforcement when we walked into the Capitol Plaza Hotel, reportedly. KRCG has learned the suspect was taken to Capital Region Medical Center after being shot. It is unclear who shot the suspect, and the suspect's condition has not been released at this time.Original Story:Jefferson City Police are responding to a possible shooting at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.Authorities are not releasing much information, but witnesses reported there may have been a shooting in the lobby of the hotel.The hotel, used frequently for conferences and area meetings, may have several hundred JCMG personnel in the building tonight.Several roads around the hotel are blocked by Jefferson City Police vehicles.This is a developing situation and we will update the story when more information becomes available.(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)