FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2019
SPD Makes Arrest in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
On July 26, 2019, SPD detectives located a Ford Escape at 3248 W. Madison, believed to be involved in the theft of a Budget Rental truck that was subsequently involved in a fatality crash at Campbell Avenue and Republic Road on July 18, 2019.
Further investigation has led to the arrest of a 27-year-old male from Springfield, Shannon J. Shaffer. The Greene County Prosecutor's Office filed charges of 2nd Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Assault, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, 1st Degree Tampering and Driving While License Revoked with no bond. Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.
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Case number: 19-27378
Media Contact: Lt. Chris Wells
Release authorized by Captain Chad Eutsler