February 25, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Man Who Fired Upon Officers Identified

The suspect who fired upon officers at 2506 W. Grand Street, on Feb. 22, 2013, and was killed in the incident, has been identified as Martin Y. Potts, a 29-year-old white male. Family members have been notified of Mr. Potts’ death. An autopsy is scheduled today in Columbia, Mo.

Processing of the crime scene at 2506 W. Grand Street has been completed and the scene has been released. The investigation of the incident continues. All involved officers were placed on administrative leave, as is customary for officer-involved shootings.

Ref: SPD Case Number 13-7548
Release approved by: Lt. Tad Peters
Media Contact: Cora Scott, 417-380-3352 or Lt. Ben King at 417-864-1722

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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
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