FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, Mo. - On Mar. 12, 2023, at approximately 6:17 p.m., Springfield Police officers responded to the Git N Go convenience store located at 3030 S. Jefferson in reference to 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots fired. Officers arrived on the scene and learned the involved parties had left the scene.
A short time later, officers were sent to the hospital due to a male victim arriving with a gunshot wound. Officers contacted the victim, who reported he had a verbal argument with a male subject in the parking lot of the Git N Go. The victim stated the suspect entered the store after the argument. The suspect then exited the store, pointing a handgun at the victim, and fired multiple rounds striking the victim once in his chest. The victim’s injuries are considered serious, but he is in stable condition.
The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified Tavian Cannon, a 23-year-old male from Springfield, Missouri as the suspect. On Mar. 13, 2023, members of the Springfield Police Department Special Investigation Section arrested Cannon, and he was booked into the Greene County Jail.
The case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. On Mar. 14, 2023, Tavian Cannon was charged with 1st Degree Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two counts of Armed Criminal Action. He is being held on a $250,000.00 bond.
The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
Detectives continue to investigate and ask that anyone who has information about either incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 23-7396
Media Contact: PAO Melissa Haase
Release authorized by Cpt. Tony Vienhage