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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2020
On Nov. 20, 2020, at 7:51 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to the Economy Inn located at 2555 N. Glenstone after a 911 caller reported that a male subject had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male outside of a motel room who had suffered a gunshot wound.
The victim was identified as Billy G. Glass III, a 37-year-old male from Springfield. Next of kin notifications have been made.
The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified a suspect in the case as Troy Jones, a 43-year-old male from Springfield. Jones was located by Springfield Police Officers and placed under arrest for 2nd Degree Murder. The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and potential filing of criminal charges.
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 23rd violent death in Springfield in 2020. Sixteen of those have been determined to be Murder under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) rules, one was classified as Negligent Manslaughter, and two others were ruled justified after review by the Greene County Prosecutor. Four other cases remain under investigation to determine the appropriate classification.
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Case number: 20-39384
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage