SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield police say an armed man was shot and killed by officers Thursday afternoon.
Lt. Mark Foos with Springfield Police tells says officers were called to 240 East Norton Road after someone heard gunshots. Officers then began hearing reports of an armed man trying to make his way into an apartment.
The man has been identified as Richard R. McCormick, 62, of Springfield.
Lt. Foos says when officers arrived on scene, they asked McCormick to drop his weapon, McCormick turned and pointed the gun in the direction of the officers. Two officers fired striking McCormick multiple times.
Officers performed lifesaving measures, but McCormick died his injuries.
Lt. Foos says no shots were fired at officers. Police believe this is an isolated incident.
The three officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. This case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review.