December 01, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Update on investigation of shooting at CoxHealth

At 9:18 p.m., Springfield Police responded to reports of the sounds of gunshots at CoxHealth, 3801 S. National.

Police were taken to the 9th floor by hospital security officers where the incident was contained to a single room. A male, 79, and female victim, 69, were located in a hospital patient room with gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced dead at 10:09 p.m. The female is still being treated.

Update: The deceased male has been identified as Booker Cox Jr. The female has been identified as Booker's wife, Carolyn, who was visiting him in the hospital. Carolyn is being treated and is in unlisted condition. Next of kin have been notified.

The investigation is ongoing.

Media Contact: CPT Vance 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
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