Joe Asberry was shot once after refusing to give money to two men* who demanded his cash.
Police say they were sent to a report of a robbery and shooting call at the Woodgate Apartments on South Ingram Mill Road around 2:30 a.m.
Asberry, believed to be in his 40's, was taken to the hospital with a wound in the upper leg, but was able to talk to police. His injuries are described as non-life threatening.
Lewis Savory says he was staying with Asberry. Savory says Asberry told him he walked back to the apartment from a nearby convenience store with two people.
"About 2:30 my friend stumbled in the door and said he'd been shot. He was bent over really bad and was in a lot of pain. I asked him...I didn't really believe he'd been shot. I said 'are you sure?' and he checked and he showed me and he'd been shot in the leg and it looked like it went up into his abdomen. "
Springfield Police Lt. Scott Kamykowski tell KOLR10 no one has been arrested.
(* corrects an earlier version that identified the suspects as a man and woman)
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