Springfield shooting suspect taken into custody
Springfield Police are continuing to investigated a shooting that took place on W. Nichols and Davies Street in West Springfield on Wednesday.
Springfield, Mo - Springfield Police are continuing to investigated a shooting that took place on W. Nichols and Davies Street in West Springfield on Wednesday.
Around 4:00 on Wednesday afternoon, police say a black male was seen getting out of a maroon SUV on West Nichols street. He then proceeded to shoot a male victim multiple times while the man was outside of a residence. The suspect then fled the scene in his vehicle, and a witness followed him back to the house where he was later arrested.
Police were able to make contact with the shooter and a relative who was also inside the house, and after a brief period of negotiation, both men were taken into custody without further incident.
At this time, police cannot say what led to shooting, however, they're hoping to get more answers to these questions as their investigation is still ongoing.
As for one resident in the area who had just moved back to Springfield, he said it makes him nervous to think something like this could happen right outside his front door.
"I saw a black gentlemen jump out a suburban, and then I heard two gun shots and watched the black gentlemen in the suburban kick another gentlemen in the face, I'm kinda scared now to sit on the porch and watch the road cause you never know whats going to happen," said a Skyler Barnett, a neighbor who saw the shooting take place.
Springfield Police said the suspect and victim appeared to have known each other, leading then to believe this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.
As of Wednesday evening, the victim was still in the hospital, but authorities said they don't believe his injuries are life threatening.
This is a developing story, so we'll continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.