November 20, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fatality bike accident update

On Tuesday evening, November 19, SPD arrested a suspect in the leaving the scene of an accident incident that occurred Sunday morning, resulting in the death of Zachary Gibson. The suspect, Shannon R. Smith (02/05/82), was located in Buffalo and was taken into custody with the assistance of the Buffalo Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Smith was transported to the Greene County Jail and booked for Involuntary Manslaughter charges based on probable cause. She has not yet been formally charged. The investigation is ongoing.

SPD Case #13-48853
Media Contact: CPT Vance Holland
O: 864-1722
Release authorized by: CPT Holland

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 •