SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Springfield Police Department is saying that an assault that occurred on August 25 has now turned in to a homicide investigation.
Police say the victim of the assault, 74-year-old Larry Woods, died from his injuries on Tuesday.
On August 25, around 4 a.m., officers responded to the Cedar Knoll Apartment Complex at 500 W. Walnut Lawn St. in response to a 911 caller stating a person had been assaulted. When officers arrived, they found Woods with multiple injuries.
Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Jacob DeJong. DeJong has been charged with second-degree murder after being arrested on Tuesday.
This marks the 17th homicide for SPD in 2021.