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Suspect Named, Charges Filed in St. Robert Shooting

ST. ROBERT, Mo. - Police with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has provided a suspect's name and a person of interest about the shooting that occurred in the St. Robert area.

According to a Pulaski County Sheriff's Office press release, the suspect is Richard Romel Taylor, a 43-year-old black male from the Devil's Elbow Missouri area.

Prosecutor Kevin Hillman in Pulaski County announced that he has charged Taylor 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.

Deputies arrived on scene to the 1400 block of Houston Road, which is close to the I-44 and MO 28 overpass in Pulaski County, and found four victims, two males and two females.

One male and one female were deceased on scene. The other two victims went to the hospital.

The shooting appears to have been a targeted event aimed at the four victims, which could be drug related, and the public is not believed to be in danger.

During the morning hours, police located a weapon in the woods near the scene of the crime. However, that weapon has been determined not to be a part of this crime.

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

 


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