FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, Mo. – On Oct. 28, 2023, at 9:59 p.m., Springfield police officers responded to a victim with gunshot wounds in the 2400 block of S. Sheridan Boulevard. It was reported that multiple shots were fired during an argument in the street.
Officers found Jacob Gatten, 33, from Springfield, lying on the street with a gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. Gatten’s family has been notified.
Tanine Punyamra, 19, of Springfield, and a juvenile suspect were identified. Both were taken into custody. The case is being presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and the Greene County Juvenile Office for review and a determination on filing criminal charges.
Detectives continue to investigate and ask anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1755 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at p3tips.com.
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Case number: 23-34027
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by A/Lt. Brandon Keene