News Release


Date 12/13/12

For Immediate Release: Homicide Update

On 12/12/12 around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to 3500 S. National for reports of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located a male at the location with what appeared to be injuries from gunshots wounds. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 23-year-old male black subject has been identified.

The name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin are notified.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS or you may now text us your tip. When texting your tip type, “417SPD + your tip” to CRIMES (274637).

SPD Case Number: 12-52293


Media Contact: Lt. Ben King, phone 417-864-1722

Release authorized by: Lt. Tad Peters