Update: Police release victims' names
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:25:55 GMT —
Update: Monday, Sept. 28, 3:23 p.m.
Police have released the names of the victims in the double homicide.
Rodney Gilpin, 61, of Hartsburg and Angela Y. Gilpin, 45, of Jefferson City were killed this morning by Daivd Hosier, 54.
Hosier was arrested this morning around 10:15 outside Tahlequah, Okla.
Oklahoma Highway patrol spotted the wanted car after an APB was sent out. After a short pursuit, police took Hosier into custody.
Jefferson City Police are enroute to Oklahoma to interview the suspect.
Update: Monday, Sept. 28, 12:49 p.m.
Tahlequah Daily Press reporter Bob Gibbons reported new details on the arrest of double murder suspect David Hosier.
Hosier was arrested outside Tahlequah, Okla. near the Welling community.
He attempted to flee when the sheriff's office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tahlequah Police and Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission rangers tried to stop his vehicle.
Hosier is in the Cherokee County Detention Center in Tahlequah, Okla.
Update: Monday, Sept. 28, 11:58 a.m.
It appears the double homicide is the result of a love triangle according to police.
Police said they knew the murder suspect had fled town so they sent out an all points bulletin.
Police found him in Tahlequah, Okla.
The landlord said he was evicting Hosier because of he was bothering the woman who was killed. The victim's mother also said that Hosier was harassing her daughter.
Police believe the female victim was leaving for her job at a Wardsville convenience store when someone was waiting for her.
"We received a 911 call from a resident of the building behind me who stated that she was concerned that she saw her neighbors lying in the doorway or the hallway of an apartment in this building," Jefferson City Police Department Capt. Mike Smith said.
Police quickly locked down the neighborhood Monday morning and nearby Heisinger Bluffs retirement home.
Police went door to door in the dark with flashlights, trying to learn more information.
"The police, when I got home this morning, asked me about all of this stuff because I guess, what they said, the murder was about 3:30, neighbor Brian Truedonnelly. So it TMs sort of scary that I was out there about that time. But I didn't really see anything."
Hosier also had felony arrest warrants out for his arrest in other states.
Police said they found ammunition inside of Hosier's apartment.
Police are not releasing the name of the husband and wife killed until they notify family members.
Cpt. Smith said the last double homicide in Jefferson City was in 2005.
Update: Monday Sept. 28, 10:50 a.m.
After a bi-state man hunt, authories have arrested a suspect in the double murder of a Jefferson City coupl.
Oklahoma authories arrested David Hosier, 54, of Jefferson City.
Police said Hosier lived in an ajoining apartment building on West Main Street.
Police said he knew the female victim.
The female victim's mother said that Hosier was bothering her daugher for months.
The deceased are confirmed to be a husband and wife
Updated: Monday, Sept. 28, 6:25 a.m.
A Jefferson City couple was murdered around 3:30 this morning.
Police combed an apartment complex in the 1100 block of West High for evidence.
Police got a call from neighbors saying they thought something was wrong. When police arrived, they found the bodies of an adult white man and an adult white woman shot multiple times to death. Police went door to door in the dark with flashlights, trying to learn more information.
Several shell casings were discovered. The couple TMs names are not being released at this time.
It TMs the first thing we do. As you can see from the amount of crime tape out here, we TMve secured quite an area just to make sure that we TMve got any possible evidence covered, said Capt. Michael Smith of the Jefferson City Police Department. The officers are out doing a neighborhood canvas.
Police do not believe any one else was in the apartment at the time besides the couple.
Police are developing a person of interest in the case. They believe the killer is a man who may be heading out of town.
Authorities do not believe the killings were drug or gang related.
Authorities hope to release a suspect description with the 7 a.m. hour.
Stay tuned tor KRCG News as more details unravel.