Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting
The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the 2100 block of N. Fort.
Springfield, Mo – The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the 2100 block of N. Fort Avenue.
Police received a 911 call after a nearby resident called to report a white male appeared to be stealing something from outside a residence. When SPD arrived on the scene and located the suspect, they say he allegedly took off running.
According to officials, a foot pursuit ensued between the suspect and officers and gunfire was exchanged. Nearby residents tell FOX 5 they heard multiple shots fired and yelling behind the houses on Fort Avenue. At this time, police can only confirm the white male suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers involved are said to be in good health and have been transported back to headquarters to be interviewed.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
2100 block of N. Fort - We are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting. Two officers were involved and are both unharmed. One suspect is deceased. Please avoid the area.— Springfield PD (@SGFPolice) June 4, 2018