Lincoln man charged with death of Cole Camp, Mo., man

Posted on: 10:26 am, January 1, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18am, January 2, 2014

deadly shooting, fatal shooting

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — A 68-year-old man has been charged in the death of a B. Shute, 23, of Cole Camp, Mo.

Randall Rollins, 68, of Lincoln, Mo., has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Shute’s death.

Police said they received a call at 12:29 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1 regarding a shooting at Henry Acres in northeast Benton County, Mo. When police arrived they found Shute dead inside a home with a single gun shot wound to the upper center portion of his back.

During police interviews Shute’s wife, who has not been identified, told authorities she went to bed while her husband and Rollins remained awake in the home. She said she was startled when her husband swung open the bedroom door. She said he lunged on top of her and began choking her to the point where she could not breathe.

She said shortly after her husband entered the room and jumped on top of her, Rollins appeared in the doorway. She said she could not see him completely but said she heard a gunshot and then felt her husband’s body go “limp.”

She told police she gently placed her husband’s body on the bed and left the bedroom. When she entered the living room she said she saw Rollins holding a gun to his throat. She said she yelled at him and went to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

Police arrived at the home and Rollins surrendered himself without incident. During police questioning Rollins told police B. Shute had stated he was going to the bedroom to break his wife’s jaw. Rollins said he did not intentionally shoot Shute, saying that he suffers from “cringes” in his hands. Rollins told authorities he did not have a chance to say anything to Shute before the weapon fired. The gun used was an AK-47.

When authorities asked Rollins if he had ever shot anyone before, he said he had in 1968 in the military. When asked if he served overseas, Rollins replied, “I did not serve overseas and it is classified information.”

When police questioned him further about the “cringes” in his hands Rollins ended the interview by asking to speak with an attorney.

Rollins is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.

10 comments

  • Stephanie Gonzalez says:

    They use that picture so often, it was probably just habit.

  • Mike D says:

    We have all been waiting for several hours now for some sort of response Fox4. Please correct the photo or explain why it was a police shooting.

  • rwende says:

    first shooting in this area since Alas Ben Johns spree years ago……a mile from where he was found by surprise in a cabin and shot by MOState Water Patrol Officer, maybe the “PoliceShooting” logo from Fox4 is leftovers from that month long manhunt!

  • Shoop says:

    I remember a few years back a elderly couple were murder I believe for their money.

  • Smoe says:

    went to school with this guy.. Great guy.. Can’t believe it really.. R.I.P. unreal.. hate how this happened

  • Bob says:

    He lunged on his wife and began choking her. Sounds like some domestic violence to me. I bet that guy wishes he wasn’t there that night, but if he wasn’t, maybe we would be reading a report about another spouse killing a spouse.

  • Has he been charged? If what they say happened is indeed what happened, then I don’t see why his bond is so high? I’d like a better story or a detailed update….I hate when you post vague stories and don’t follow up.

  • Ronald says:

    I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve had 68-yr-olds, armed with AK-47′s, over to the house on New Year’s Day just to witness some old-fashioned family abuse. Doesn’t this story strike anyone else as a little odd?

  • Really? He shoots the man in the back while he is on top of his wife choking her with an AK-47 and the bullet did not pass thru him and into the wife? Something smells mighty strange with this story, which deserves a much closer look by the authorities.

    • Ronald says:

      I’m with you, Larry. “She told police she gently placed her husband’s body on the bed…” What, no screaming and after the guy had been choking her, gently? One, that statement sounds scripted and two, people normally use the term “body” only when they know for certain a person is dead. There is more to this story.

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