UPDATE: Police arrest eighth suspect in Hobson homicide

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 11:39 a.m. CST; updated 1:04 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA — Patrick Rashad Marshall, 18, of St. Louis, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the 2010 robbery and fatal shooting of Aaron Hobson, Columbia police said in a news release Thursday morning.

Marshall, with his attorney — Douglas Forsyth — present, turned himself in to police on an outstanding warrant, according to the release from Police Sgt. Jill Wieneke. Wieneke said she did not know what prompted Marshall to come to police.

Investigators had been looking for Marshall in St. Louis and Columbia since identifying him as a suspect in December. He is the eighth and final person sought for arrest in the case, police said.

Hobson, 22, was shot and killed Oct. 23 in the parking lot of the East Nifong Break Time convenience store. Marshall was identified by police using the store's video surveillance footage. Other suspects also said he was involved in the crime.

Wieneke said the nature of Marshall's involvement will be heard in trial.

Marshall was arrested on a warrant for alleged second-degree robbery and second-degree murder. He was jailed on a $1 million, cash-only bond.

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Melissa Turner February 23, 2011 | 1:53 p.m.

So basically it takes 8 thug punks to kill one un-armed man? What cowards!

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