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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 521 E. Latoka at approximately 3:25 P.M., on December 24, 2019, after a 911 caller was heard screaming for help.
When officers arrived and approached the house they could hear a female screaming for help inside the home. As officers entered the home they could hear the female screaming inside a rear bedroom. Officers entered the bedroom and observed the screaming female subject and a male suspect who was armed with a handgun. Officers gave the armed male subject verbal commands but he refused to comply. 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.
The female subject found inside the bedroom 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 David A. White, a 56-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 417-869-8477.
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Case number: 19-50753
Media Contact: Lt. Chris Wells
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson