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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Tuesday, March 21, at 2:38 p.m., SPD officers responded to 1420 N. Broadway in reference to a domestic disturbance occurring outside. During the incident a white male, later identified as Phillip Luker, 52, ran from the officers and entered the house, where he retrieved a gun and pointed it at a Springfield police officer. The officer and responding officers then established a perimeter in order to contain the threat. SPD crisis negotiators established communications with Luker. Those communications lasted for several hours, but Luker would not exit the home. Eventually, the Special Response Team entered the home and found Luker deceased from a self- inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing. Next of kin has been notified.
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Media contact: Lieutenant Grant Dorrell
SPD Case Number: 17-11997
Release authorized by: Lieutenant Grant Dorrell