For Immediate Release
Homicide investigation underway
At 5:20 a.m. July 5, Springfield Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 1120 N. Missouri Avenue and arrived to find a man who had been shot. The man was transported to a hospital and later died. Initial reports indicate that an occupant of the home shot the man after he broke in to the residence. The investigation is ongoing.
The name of the deceased man will be released once his identity is confirmed and next of kin is notified.
Report Number: 14-25488
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Tad Peters