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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police were dispatched to 1849 N. Broadway just before 1 a.m. today to investigate a potentially life threatening assault. A female was located inside the residence with injuries to the face that initially appeared to be related to a gunshot wound. In the course of her treatment today, it has been discovered that blunt force trauma may have been the cause of her injuries. The official cause has yet to be confirmed and continues to be investigated. The female victim is in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive.
Police executed a search warrant at the residence and interviewed and arrested Alan Jefferson, 23, of Springfield, for the assault. He is being booked in the Greene County Jail and has not yet been charged. The investigation is ongoing.
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Case number: 17-16745Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786LCox@springfieldmo.govRelease authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson