February 22, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Detective Grazed by Bullet While Serving Search Warrant

Springfield Police officers were serving a search warrant Feb. 21 at 2506 W. Grand when a man emerged and began shooting at officers. Detective Travis Wilson was grazed in the right back/hip by a bullet. The suspect continued shooting while officers returned fire, killing the suspect. No other person was shot.

A couple of people at the scene were taken in for questioning.

SRT secured the house and additional buildings and the crime scene was secured for follow-up investigations.

The incident began Thursday evening when officers were investigating commercial burglaries in the 3100 block of West ChestnutExpwy. Officers attempted to pull over a pick-up truck with no license leaving the area. The driver fled and police did not pursue. The car lot owner confirmed later the truck had been stolen.

The stolen pick up was located wrecked and abandoned at the 700 block of N. West Ave. A witness saw someone exit the pick up and officers followed shoe prints in the snow from the stolen pickup to 2506 W. Grand. A perimeter was established around the residence and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Officers and SRT were onsite to serve that search warrant when the suspect emerged and fired at officers.

For more information contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or Lt. Ben King at 864-1722.

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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