February 12, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police release name of homicide victim

The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a home at 2357 S. Dollison in response to a burglary in progress at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday. When police entered the home, they discovered a deceased male inside with apparent gunshot wounds. The deceased male has been identified as Curtis Payne, 31, of Springfield. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Based on preliminary reports, police believe this was a targeted act. No further details are available for release at this time, and the investigation continues.

Case #14-5505
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Tad Peters

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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 • springfieldmo.gov/spd