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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Feb. 25, 2019, Springfield police officers were dispatched to the 2752 S. Meadowbrook Apt. E208, at approximately 7:30 p.m., after a 911 caller heard a female yelling for help.
When Officers arrived they heard a female screaming for help inside apartment E208. The Officers forced open the door and observed a male subject inside. Officers gave the male subject verbal commands but he refused to comply. The male subject then moved towards the officers brandishing a knife. One officer fired his duty weapon striking the suspect. The officers then secured the suspect and rendered aid. Officers and paramedics conducted lifesaving procedures, but the suspect died at the scene.
A female was also found inside the apartment who had injuries believed to have been inflicted by the suspect. The female subject was transported to a local hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured in this incident.
The deceased suspect has been identified as Bryan A. Ryder, a 38-year-old male from Springfield. Next-of-kin notifications have been made for the suspect.
Detectives continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting and ask 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).
Case number: 19-7404
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson