For Immediate Release
May 26, 2021
A 44-year-old Higginsville man faces two counts of Murder 1st Degree and other charges for the fatal shooting last Sunday in Independence of Billy M. Davis and Ashley D. Walker, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Steven B. Turner Jr., dob: 8/19/1976, faces two counts of Murder 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Turner admitted to Independence police detectives that he knowingly shot into a Jeep Renegade SUV parked behind a residence in Independence, shooting until his gun was empty. He killed both victims Billy M. Davis and Ashley D. Walker inside the vehicle.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $300,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.