FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2021
Springfield Police Investigating East Morningside St. shooting as a Homicide
On November 21, 2021, at approximately 11:35 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 802 E. Morningside St. due to a 911 caller stating a male had been shot at their residence during a disturbance. When officers arrived, they located a male that was suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim, identified as 38-year-old Mathew Turner, from Springfield, MO, succumbed to his injuries on scene. Notifications have been made to Mr. Turner’s family.
During the investigation, the Springfield Police Department identified a suspect in the case. The suspect has been interviewed; however, no arrest has been made at this time. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a decision regarding any criminal charges to be filed.
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 incident marks the 23rd homicide for 2021.
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Case number: 21-41846
Media Contact: Lt. Jennifer Charleston
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch