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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 10, 2018, 2017
Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect
At approximately 2:38 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, Springfield Police Officers responded to 1119 N. Grant Avenue after a caller indicated a person at that location had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a male inside the residence with a serious gunshot wound. The man was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, but later died. Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Section began a homicide investigation and processed the scene for evidence.
The victim was identified as Marcus Gilbert, a 32-year-old male from Springfield. Next of kin notification has been made.
The suspect was identified as Daniel J. Smith, a 29-year-old male from Springfield. The Greene County Prosecutors Office filed charges of first degree murder and a warrant was issued for Smith’s arrest. On Thursday, August 9, Smith was arrested by Springfield Police Officers at a residence outside of Springfield, in Greene County. Smith is currently being held in the Greene County Jail without bond.
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.
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Case number: 18-30391
Media Contact: Lt. Chris Wells417-864-1422CWells@springfieldmo.govRelease authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson