December 13, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation Update: 3500 S. National

On 12/12/12 around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to 3500 S. National for reports of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located a male at the location with what appeared to be injuries from gunshot wounds. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 23 year old male black subject has been identified.

The name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin are notified.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 869-TIPS or you may now text us your tip. When texting your tip type, "417SPD + your tip" to CRIMES (274637).

SPD Case Number: 12-52293
Media Contact: Lt. Ben King, phone: 417-864-1722
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 •