Dec. 29, 2022
Springfield Police Investigating Double Homicide at N. Link Ave.
Springfield, Mo. –
On Dec. 28, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 2203 N. Link to check the well-being of a male that was suffering from injuries to his face.
When officers arrived, they located a male in the driveway who had been shot several times. The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries. While on scene, officers received information that the male was associated with 2209 N. Link. When they approached that residence, they noticed an infant child inside who appeared to be alone. Officers entered the home to check the well-being of the child and while inside the residence they discovered a deceased female with multiple gunshot wounds. The infant child was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released to a family member.
The deceased male was identified as Deundrea Woods, 30. The deceased female was identified as Mackenzie Lashley-Childers, 25. The victims are from Springfield and both of their families have been notified.
A suspect has not been identified 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 18th and 19th homicides for 2022.
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Case number: 22-41680
Media Contact: Cora Scott
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch