July 07, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Deceased person identified

The male who was fatally shot July 5 has been identified as Kenneth R. Fry, 40, of Springfield. His next of kin has been notified. Investigators are still processing the crime scene and locating additional witnesses, and they ask that anyone with information about the subjects who were with Fry contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477 (TIPS).

Background: 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.

Report Number: 14-25488
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Tad Peters

springfield police department

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