Three people are now charged in a weekend shooting in Glenwood. The Mills County Attorney says 18-year-old Denver Cook of Glenwood is charged with a felony count of willful injury and a misdemeanor of assault causing bodily injury.
Twenty-one-year-old Colton McDaniel of Glenwood is charged with assault causing bodily injury, and 42-year-old Hurl Beechum the third of Queen Creek, Arizona is charged with 3 felonies — intimidation with a dangerous weapon, willful injury, and going armed with intent. He also faces two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
Court documents show Beechum, a former ISU basketball player, admitted to shooting Colton McDaniel after McDaniel, Cook and four others confronted Beechum’s mother. They six allegedly started a fight after Beechum’s mom raised concern over an alleged racial slur they made toward her. The court documents say Beechum held out his hands with a gun and said “they jumped us so I had to shoot them.”
Beechum’s step-father, Richard Hutchinson was knocked out during the fight. Beechum was taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple cuts after Cook and McDaniel allegedly punched and kicked him.