SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Police got a suspect out of a home on 1046 W. State Street near New Avenue on Friday evening, June 11, after a man ran inside trying to escape from them.
“There’s been a lot of police involvement around here recently,” neighbor Laura Parry said.
According to Jasmine Bailey, the public affairs officer for the Springfield Police Department, a suicidal person ran into the home where he does not live.
Neighbors were watching this all unfold. Officers told them to go back inside their homes.
“I need you to go inside right now because we don’t want anyone getting in the crossfire,” an Officer told neighbor Brian Miller. “He’s like ‘we don’t want anybody getting shot.'”
The suspect reportedly has six warrants out for his arrest.
Police eventually went inside the home and figured out the suspect was in the attic.
When the suspect refused to come out of the attic, a K9 was sent in to take down the suspect. He was taken to the hospital due to injuries caused by the K9.
There were other people inside the home, but police said they didn’t know the suspect and didn’t want him inside.
It was reported earlier that the suspect had a knife when he went into the home. Police said they ever found a knife when searching the residence, so there is no confirmation that the suspect ever had a knife.
Neighbors said they just want to live in a safe area.
“We’re getting sick of it,” Miller said. “We’re getting fed up with it. I’m getting fed up with it. I have my daughter living right there and there’s kids around and we don’t need this going on anymore.”
Several neighbors, including children, were watching the scene.
One neighbor said he feels unsafe living in the neighborhood.
“I lock the door every night because I’m paranoid,” neighbor Trey Hatley said. “What if they come in my house?”
The suspect will be held in Greene County jail after he is treated for his injuries.
Below are photos from the scene: