Springfield, Mo. – On May 3, 2023, at 1:54 a.m., Springfield Police Department officers responded to a report of someone who had been shot behind a residence at 2304 N. National Ave. When officers arrived, they located a man lying in the back yard with a gunshot wound.
The victim, 42-year-old Jimmie E. Johnson III, from Springfield, was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Johnson’s family has been notified.
A suspect has not yet been identified in this case.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. To make an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or go online at p3tips.com.
This is Springfield’s fifth homicide investigation in 2023.
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Case number: 23-12980
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch