UPDATE (8/31/23): The person who was shot following a road rage incident has been identified.
Police say officers arrived at the westbound offramp from I-44 to Kansas Expressway and found Michael D. Miller, 39, of Walnut Grove, suffering from gunshot wounds. Miller was transported to a hospital where he later died.
The shooter was identified and remained on scene until officers arrived. According to a press release, SPD Homicide Detectives interviewed the person, however, no arrest has been made at this time.
When the SPD investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a determination on filing criminal charges, according to the release.
UPDATE 8:10 P.M.: One person is dead following a road rage incident near Kansas Expressway and I-44.
SPD detained the suspect at the time but they have since been released, pending further investigation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department is asking drivers to avoid Kansas and I-44 due to a shooting that has left one person with life-threatening injuries.
The westbound exit from I-44 onto Kansas Expressway is closed, and southbound Kansas Expressway traffic is diverted onto I-44 from north of the interstate.
Officers are investigating the shooting.
This is an ongoing incident, and OzarksFirst will update this story with more information as it becomes available.