PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. – UPDATE: According to a probable cause statement, Detective Kyle Holder was investigating the shooting incident on 504 North Oak Street in Pulaski County on 6/27/2020.
Holder says Cheyenne Rasario- Reed, Dylan Smith, their 9-month-old daughter, and a friend were at Reed and Smith’s home when they noticed a vehicle driving north.
The vehicle was occupied by Schablow and Howard.
Reed, Smith, and their friend told officers they saw and heard Howard point a handgun at them and in the direction of the house from the passenger side of the vehicle.
Smith says he was holding their daughter when Howard pointed the gun at them and shot.
Reed said when Schablow was driving by Howard pointed the gun at all four of them while they were standing on the front porch.
Smith said that as Schablow and Howard drove by the house Howard commented on a fight that had happened earlier.
Neighboring residents told police they witnessed the shooting incident while they were standing outside their homes.
One of the neighbors said they saw a man in a truck holding a gun that was pointed at the residents of the house and then heard a “pop” sound.
Detective Holder reviewed surveillance footage showing the truck driving north on Oak Street. He said he could hear a “pop” sound as the truck was in front of the house. He said after the “pop” sound Reed, Smith, and their friend could be seen running into the house.
On July 4, 2020, Saint Robert Police Department received a report of shots fired at a Red Roof Inn.
When police arrived they found a deceased male from a gunshot wound in room #105.
Officers were only able to partially open the door due to where the body was laying, but with part of the room, they could see they found an open shell casing lying on the floor. The shell casing was picked up as evidence.
The male was identified as Eugene Piatt.
Officer also located a small plastic bag with a white crystal substance next to Piatt.
While responding to the call an officer made contact with a male subject who had been running near the area of the shooting. He was taken to the Police station for questing.
The subject said he was picked up from his residence by Schablow and Howard, they ended up at the Red Roof Inn and he went in and made contact with the Piatt in an attempt to get some drugs.
The man said that the Piatt was in the room and Howard was in the doorway, the victim and Howard got into a fight and Howard shot Piatt.
Howard then fled the scene of the shooting and disposed of the gun.
Howard and Schablow were charged with first-degree murder armed criminal action, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon.
Two people have been charged and are wanted in Pulaski County for first-degree murder.
Andrew Schablow, 21, of Vienna, Missouri, and Ray Gene Howard, 19, of Dixon, Missouri, should be considered armed and dangerous, according to a press release.
The two have been charged after allegedly shooting and killing Eugene Piatt on July 4th in St. Robert.
If you have any information you are asking to call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 573-774-6196.