FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2021
Springfield Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting
On December 20, 2021, at approximately 2:03 a.m., Springfield Police Officers were checking a black and white spray-painted Chevrolet Gladiator van at the Fast N’ Friendly located at 1451 N. Kansas Expressway. The van was occupied by a male subject known to the officers as Talon Williams. Williams had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. As the officers approached the vehicle, they contacted a female walking away from it. While they were talking with the female, they also attempted to contact Williams who remained in the van. Williams pointed a firearm at the officers while trying to flee in the vehicle. Two officers fired shots at Williams, who was able to flee the scene in the van. The van was later located abandoned at the intersection of Nichols and Campbell, but Williams was not located. The officers were not injured during the incident.
Springfield Police Officers searched several residences throughout the day for Talon Williams. He was ultimately located and arrested, without incident, by SPD’s Special Response Team about 4:00 p.m. at 1053 S. Thelma in Springfield, Missouri.
The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor for review and filing of appropriate charges.
The Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating this incident. Detectives 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).
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Case number: 21-45326
Media Contact: Lt. Jennifer Charleston
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch