FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate Fatal Shooting – 4120 S. Hillcrest
On June 17, 2020, at approximately 1:48 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to the area of Hillcrest and Republic Road regarding an injured male near the roadway. At about the same time, another 911 call was received from Golden Pond Apartments, 4120 S. Hillcrest. A resident at that address reported at least two males had attempted to force entry into his apartment and one of them had a firearm. Police arrived and determined the injured male had probable gunshot wounds and was likely one of the alleged intruders from the incident at the nearby apartment complex.
The injured individual was identified as Joshua L. Woods, a 25-year-old male from Nixa, Missouri. He was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased a short time later. Next of kin notifications have been made. Detectives continue to investigate and are working to identify any other possible suspects.
We 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).
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Case number: 20-19258
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Capt. Chad Eutsler