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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 23, 2020
On Nov. 23, 2020, at 1:29 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 1777 N. Drury Avenue after a 911 caller reported that a male subject was choking a female. When officers arrived, they found a male subject who had been stabbed multiple times. The male was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
The victim was identified as Nicholas C. Jackson, a 35-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made. Officers contacted a female at the scene, and she was questioned by detectives. No arrests have been made 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 24th 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. This case and four other cases remain under investigation to determine the appropriate classification.
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Case number: 20-39714
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 JnBailey@Springfieldmo.gov
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage