Dec. 5, 2022
Springfield Police Investigate Murder/Suicide
Springfield, Mo. – On Dec. 3, 2022, at approximately 7:03 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 731 W. Whiteside Street after receiving a 911 call that two people were inside with gunshot wounds. When officers entered the residence, they discovered a male and a female deceased inside.
The Springfield Homicide Unit investigated the crime scene and determined the male suspect, Lavare W. D. Everett, 44, shot and killed the female victim, Christina M. Lopez, 45. Everett then died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Both Everett and Lopez are from Springfield. Both families have been notified.
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 17th homicide investigation for 2022.
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Case number: 22-39088
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch