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Names Released of Victims in Pulaski County Murders

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. -- Investigators have released the names of four people who were shot near St. Robert last week - two of the victims died.

In a news release, the Pulaski County Sheriff identified those killed as Johnathan D. Graham, age 24, of Crocker & Sherry R. Gann, age 53, of Dixon.  The two injured were Cassandra M. Gann, age 28, of Crocker and David L. Reeves, age 49, of Dixon.

The shooting happened January 11 in the 1400 block of Houston Road, just outside St. Robert.  Graham and Sherry Gann were dead at the scene.  Cassandra Gann and Reeves were rushed to an area hospital.

Pulaski County Prosecutor Kevin Hillman has charged Richard Romel Taylor,  43, with two counts of murder in the first degree, two counts of assault in the first degree and four counts of armed criminal action.

Taylor has a warrant out for his arrest and it is set at no bond. Taylor is on probation for federal drug charges and has a prior conviction for murder in Cook County, Illinois in 1990

Taylor is considered to be armed and dangerous and police urge citizens not to approach him.

Jamel L. Holt, 34-year-old black male who moves between Pulaski County and the St. Louis area, is also a person of interest that detectives would like to talk to.

If you have any tips, please contact Pulaski County Sheriff's Dispatch line at 573-774-6196.


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