FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2019
Springfield Police Continue to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting
Springfield Police continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Feb. 25, 2019, at 2752 S. Meadowbrook Apt. E208. Officers responded at approximately 7:30 p.m. on that date 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 38-year-old Bryan A. Ryder inside. Officers gave Ryder verbal commands but he refused to comply. Ryder then moved toward 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 Ryder 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 Springfield Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division and Internal Affairs Unit are both conducting investigations into the incident, The involved officer, Corporal Clinton Collier, a 12-year veteran of SPD, has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigations are conducted.
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 Bailey
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams