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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2021
On April 29, 2021, at 12:07 p.m., Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 2214 N. Kellett in reference to a 911 call of a subject being shot. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male outside of the residence who had suffered a gunshot wound.
The victim was identified as Ryan L. King, a 47-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made.
The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified a suspect in the case as Phillip Gundersen, a 24-year-old male from Long Lane, MO. Gundersen was arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail for 2nd Degree Murder. The case was reviewed with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, and there will be no criminal charges filed at this time.
Detectives continue to investigate the case and ask that anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at (417) 984-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477).
This incident marks the eighth homicide investigated by SPD in 2021.
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Case number: 21-14409
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 [email protected]
Release authorized by A/Lt. Matt Farmer