I-44 Reopens After Shot Fired, Investigation Underway

Rev Steve Heather KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield Police are investigating what appears to be a suicide that closed I-44 on Friday evening.

According to Springfield Police Lieutenant Chad Eusler, at 6:30 this evening, a man called in and said his vehicle had been shot and he started following the suspected car that shot at him on northbound Hwy 65. The victim continued to follow the vehicle until officers caught up with the suspect on I-44 and Kansas Expressway. The suspect turned around and headed towards Glenstone and I-44 where the officers then heard a gunshot.

After the officers heard the gunshot, they closed the interstate immediately and deployed an armored vehicle. Lt. Eusler says the suspect is deceased and at this time it appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The victim is not injured, but his vehicle did show a bullet hole. The investigation is still ongoing.

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