FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2022
Springfield Police Department Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting
On January 28, 2022, at 6:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1004 E. McDaniel #6 for a domestic disturbance where a man was armed with a gun. When officers arrived, they confirmed a woman and her children were inside the apartment, along with a male subject armed with a gun. The woman was not able to speak freely to officers, and it appeared she and her children were in immediate danger. The officers forced entry to the apartment and engaged the male, resulting in an officer shooting the suspect. Officers performed life-saving measures on the suspect, but he succumbed to his injuries on scene. The woman and her children were not injured, nor were any officers injured during this incident.
The deceased male has been identified as Mitchell R. Hooe, 28, from Arkansas. Next of kin notifications have been made to his family.
The Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating this incident and the case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Detectives 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 Springfield’s first homicide for 2022.
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Case number: 22-3049
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch