SPD identifies suspect in early-morning homicide


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department is investigating a homicide after a 41-year-old victim died from a gunshot wound, according to SPD Lt. Tony D’Andrea.

Police responded to a shooting at 2:10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 9, at the 1400th block of E. Atlantic. When officers arrived they found a 41-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified as Christopher L. Kuder of Springfield.

Authorities believe the suspect was inside a vehicle on the road of East Atlantic when Kuder approached the vehicle and was shot.

He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injury.

Police arrested the suspect and the case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

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