SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department (SPD) is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in North Springfield.
According to Springfield Police, officers were called to 4120 West Kearney near the Springfield-Branson National Airport about what was originally reported as a burglary situation.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 29-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
SPD believes the victim and the shooter knew each other and were likely neighbors at one point.
Lt. Robert Byrne says a suspect has been taken into custody.
“The way I’ve always looked at it, we’re fact finders in the case and try to determine exactly what did occur as far as charges that would be up to the prosecuting attorney,” said Byrne.
This is a developing story.