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Branson Man Killed in Cox Hospital Shooting

By: Luke Treat
Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Police say Booker Cox Jr., and his wife Carolyn of Branson, are the names of victims involved in the deadly shooting at Cox South Hospital Saturday night.

Police arrived around 9:30 p.m. after witnesses heard gunshots on the ninth floor. Both Booker and his wife were shot and wounded. Booker Cox died around 30 minutes later after Police arrived on scene. Carolyn is still being treated for her wound.

Police say Carolyn was visiting her husband in the hospital at the time of the shooting. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the shooting. 


JDKaps - 12/02/2013 9:24:02 AM
I've been knowing Booker Cox before I even moved to Branson when I still lived in Texas !!!He tried to sell me a home on Table Rock Lake before I even moved here !!! and he would take me to lunch all the time !!! What happened ????????????
Luke Treat - 12/02/2013 9:30:30 AM
Police are still investigating the incident. I'm trying to reach Springfield PD and Cox South for a statement.
Friend of Bookers - 12/02/2013 10:05:24 AM
So extremely sad and shocked to hear of this! Booker was one of the nicest men and always helpful to others! He will be dearly missed! Thoughts and prayers to the family and prayers for his wife to recover.
Dawn - 12/02/2013 10:09:34 AM
So sad he was such a wonderful man!! He will be missed.
KC - 12/02/2013 11:40:42 AM
I am deeply saddened by this. Such a huge loss for the community...God bless his two sons.
BlueEyeRoot - 12/02/2013 2:50:08 PM
Booker is a close relative (cousin). I wish I could get some answers.
Tammy - 12/02/2013 6:22:52 PM
The whole Cox family are a blessing to the community. Prayers are with the whole family...the community has lost an awesome man!!