FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2020
SPD Releases Names from Sunday Night Homicide
On April 19, 2020, at around 8:30 p.m., Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to Cox North Hospital at 1423 N. Jefferson after a male arrived with a gunshot wound. The victim was later identified as 24-year-old Caelan D. Troy of Springfield, Missouri. Troy was pronounced deceased a short time later. Next of kin notifications have been made.
Springfield Police officers located the scene of the crime at the Phillips 66 convenience store at 2720 W. Kearney and processed the location for evidence. Detectives identified 27-year-old Austin A. Ball, a male from Springfield, as a suspect in this incident and apprehended him a short time later. Ball was booked into the Greene County Jail and charges have been submitted to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for 2nd Degree Murder.
Detectives continue to investigate this crime and ask 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-TIPS (8477).
Case number: 20-12984
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by: Capt. Eutsler