Suspect in officer-involved shooting still at large


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield Police are investigating a shooting in east Springfield where one person was injured and a suspect is still at large.

Police first responded to a Kum and Go at Kearney and Eastgate Street around 3:30 p.m. to arrest a wanted suspect.

According to police, the suspect began shooting at police and officers returned fire.

One individual, who is not the suspect, suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the shooting and is now in police custody.

Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle to the Welcome Inn, located directly north of the Kum and Go on East Kearney.

There were around 40 police cars at the Welcome Inn, including the Greene County Sheriff, Strafford Police, an armored car and one helicopter.

The suspect was never found and police believe he is no longer at the hotel.

Officers are still on the scene and plan to be there a few more hours to process information. They believe this is an isolated incident and the suspect is not a danger to the public

Eastgate Street and the hotel are back open to the public.

This is a developing story.

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