FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of 1472 E. Kearney, the Gastrip convenience store, at 4:31 p.m. on Nov. 16, regarding a subject who had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, a male subject was found seriously injured with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable, but critical, condition.
While conducting the follow-up investigation and witness interviews, officers learned that the suspect of the shooting had arrived in a dark colored Toyota 4-door and appeared to be the passenger of the vehicle. Shortly after the suspect arrived, the victim arrived driving a motorcycle. The victim parked his motorcycle at a gas pump and walked inside the Gastrip. While the victim was inside the Gastrip, the suspect attempted to steal the victim’s motorcycle by pushing it from the parking lot. The victim observed the suspect stealing his motorcycle and ran toward the suspect. The suspect dropped the motorcycle, produced a handgun and shot the victim. The suspect then reentered the passenger side of the dark colored 4-door Toyota, and the vehicle fled the scene.
A suspect has not yet been identified. Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.
# # #
Case number: 17-51038
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson