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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Cherry at 12:26 a.m. on July 1 in reference to a shots fired call.
A female victim was located shortly after and was transported to Mercy with life threatening injuries. She was identified as Misty Hill, 36, of Springfield, and remains in critical condition. Her family has been notified.
The suspect was identified as Joseph Slagley, 21, of Springfield. He was located and arrested in Springfield at approximately 8:30 this morning. A probable cause statement is being prepared and the case will be sent to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review today.
The investigation is continuing and detectives encourage anyone who may have information about this violent crime to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (869-8477) if you wish to remain anonymous.
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Case number: 17-28513Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786LCox@springfieldmo.govRelease authorized by: Chief Paul Williams