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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2020
On October 18, 2020, at 3:58 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 1015 N. Rogers after a male subject was reported to have been shot. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male subject in the backyard of the residence who had suffered gunshot wounds.
The victim was identified as Tyric Calhoun, a 39-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made. A suspect has not been identified at this time.
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-TIPS (8477).
This marks the 21st violent death in Springfield in 2020. Fifteen of those have been determined to be Murder under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) rules, one was classified as Negligent Manslaughter, and another was ruled justified after review by the Greene County Prosecutor. This case and three others remain under investigation to determine the appropriate classification.
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Case number: 20-35121
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage