FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 21, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate N. Pierce Homicide
On Dec. 18, 2020, at about 2:40 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 2330 N. Pierce due to a 911 caller stating a subject had been shot. Officers entered the residence and located a male inside who had suffered a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
The deceased person has been identified as Richard Tyler Corbin, a 17-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made. Officers contacted a juvenile female at the scene who stated she was the person who shot Corbin. Based on the initial investigation, it appears that the shooting was accidental. No arrests have been made.
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).
This marks the 26th violent death in Springfield in 2020. Seventeen of those have been determined to be Murder under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) rules, one was classified as Negligent Manslaughter, and two others were ruled justified after review by the Greene County Prosecutor. This case and five other cases remain under investigation to determine the appropriate classification.
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Case number: 20-42752
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage