FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2022
Springfield Police Investigating East Commercial St. Shooting as a Homicide
Springfield, Mo. – On March 26, 2022, at approximately 8:56 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 2420 E. Commercial St., to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two males who had suffered gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced deceased on scene. The second male was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released.
The deceased male was identified as Johnny Hipol, 30, from Springfield, Missouri. His family has been notified.
During the investigation, the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified a suspect in this case, but the suspect has not been located at this time.
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 fourth homicide for 2022.
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch