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Cole County authorities arrest murder suspect after chase

Cole County authorities have arrested the suspect in a murder early Friday southwest of Jefferson City.

Investigators say a woman called 911 at 3:49 a.m. Friday to report she and her husband had been shot at a home on Route E near Highway 54 east of Brazito. Clifton Withers, 63, has died. The female victim is now out of the hospital.

The caller named the alleged shooter too, 21-year-old Austin Corrigan (pictured). Deputies say Corrigan tried to drive away from them and crashed in Holts Summit. He is now in custody after a short foot chase.

(This story was last updated at 9:23 p.m. Friday.)

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