FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 22, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate S. National Homicide
On Dec. 21, 2020, at about 11:30 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the Taco Bell located at 2933 S. National after a 911 caller stated someone had been shot. Officers arrived and located a male in the parking lot of 2949 S. National who had suffered a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The deceased person was identified as Malcolm J. James, a 28-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 27th violent death in Springfield in 2020. Eighteen of those, including this case, 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. Six other cases remain under investigation to determine the appropriate classification.
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Case number: 20-43165
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage