FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2018
Springfield Police Investigate Homicide at S. Peach Tree
On December 23, 2018 at 4:07 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 1053 S. Peach Tree after a 911 caller said that someone had been shot at that location. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male inside the home with an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators are currently working the scene as a homicide.
The victim was identified as Eugene Johnson, a 47-year-old male from Springfield. Next-of-kin notifications have been made for the victim. A suspect has been identified and taken into custody, but charges have not been filed at this time. All involved subjects in this incident have been accounted for and no other suspects are at large at this time.
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- TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 18-51181
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson