SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – 3 police units have spent several hours gathering evidence from a scene on E. Morningside Street in south Springfield.
Police have taped off one house on the street, but both lanes are still open.
According to the Springfield Police Department, a man walked up to a residence on East Morningside street and began a conversation with the homeowner.
A disturbance erupted and the homeowner, believing he was about to be assaulted, shot the man.
Springfield police arrived on the scene and began life-saving measures, but the man was later pronounced dead on the scene.