FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2021
Springfield Police Investigate South Ave. Homicide
On Feb. 27, 2021, at approximately 4:39 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 926 South Ave. after a 911 caller stated a subject had been shot. When officers arrived, they located a male who had suffered a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
The male has been identified as Cory D. McHaffie, a 31-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made to Mr. McHaffie’s family. 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 incident marks the fourth homicide investigated by SPD in 2021.
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Case number: 21-6605
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch