Feb. 2, 2023
Springfield Police Arrest S. Linden Shooting Suspect
On Jan. 28, 2023, at 6:48 p.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of S. Linden after a 911 caller stated shots were heard in the area. When officers arrived, they found evidence of a shooting at the intersection of Linden and Sunset. While checking the area, officers located a vehicle in the parking lot of Glendale High School at 2727 S. Ingram Mill Rd. that had been struck multiple times by gun fire.
While officers were processing the scene, a male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. During an interview with the male, he stated he was shot at the above location but would not give any further details regarding the incident.
SPD Violent Crimes detectives were able to identifiy Keyshawn McElroy as the suspect in the shooting. On Feb. 1, 2023, Republic Police Department officers located McElroy and his vehicle at 332 W. Grace in Republic, Missouri.
The Springfield Police Violent Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Missouri Highway Patrol and Republic Police Department, obtained a search warrant for the residence in Republic. Prior to the search warrant being served, McElroy left the residence and was arrested. He was booked into the Greene County jail for 1st Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
On Feb. 2, 2023, the case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration of filing criminal charges.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this shooitng to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 23-2935
Media Contact: Cora Scott
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch