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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update: Brandon Johnson was arrested by Webster County deputies today at approximately 8 p.m.
Original: Springfield police officers responded to 1932 E. Verona at approximately 4:49 p.m. on Nov. 11 regarding a person who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male victim with apparent gunshot wounds outside of 1932 E. Verona. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers arriving. The victim was identified as Danny L. Dayton, 23, of Springfield. Next of kin notifications have been made for the victim.
The suspect has been identified as Brandon M. Johnson, 20, of Springfield. Johnson has not been apprehended and should be considered armed and dangerous.At this time, detectives continue to investigate the incident and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or the location of the suspect to contact the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810 or make an anonymous call to CrimeStoppers at (417) 869-8477.The victim's autopsy will be conducted by the Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office.No further details are available for release at this time.
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Case number: 17-50269 Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer 417-864-1786 LCox@springfieldmo.gov Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson