From:                           Hannibal Police Department

Date:                            December 31st, 2022

Phone:                         573-221-0987

Fax:                             573-221-3966

Contact:                     Chief Jacob Nacke

***UPDATE 1***

On Saturday a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Justin J. W. Sims (32) of Hannibal, with Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action. On early Saturday morning Hannibal Police Officers were dispatched to a business in the 600 block of Broadway for a report of a shot fired. Upon arrival officers found a 24 year old male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. Officers began CPR until medical personnel arrived on scene and the male was pronounced deceased. Officers located Sims within a block and took him into custody without incident. Sims remains held in the Marion County Jail with no bond. The Hannibal Police Department asks that anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives at 573-221-0987 or by visiting At this time no other suspects are being sought and we believe this to be an isolated incident between the two parties. More information may be released if appropriate.




Man Arrested After Shots Fired Call

On Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at approximately 12:17a.m. NECOMM dispatched officers to the 600 block of Broadway for a report of a shot fired. Officers arrived on scene within one minute and located a 24 year old male who had suffered a gunshot wound. Officers began lifesaving measures until the Hannibal Fire Department and Marion County Ambulance arrived. The suspect, a 32 year old male was arrested at approximately12:21a.m. a short distance from the scene and handgun was recovered. The suspect was transported to the Marion County Jail and is currently being held on a 24 hour hold. More information will be released as it is deemed appropriate.


A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.