June 23, 2022
Springfield Police Investigating a Murder/Suicide
Springfield, Mo. – On June 22, 2022, at approximately 11:42 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1618 E. Adams St., to check the well-being of a woman. Officers received information that the woman’s ex-boyfriend might be at the residence with intentions to harm her.
Based on information received during the initial investigation, investigators determined the suspect was not present and obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the home, they found the female deceased inside. The victim was identified as Cheryl Lamar, 57, from Springfield. Lamar’s family has been notified.
The Springfield Police Department identified the suspect as Lydell Jackson, 59, from Springfield. Jackson was located by officers in a mobile home at 1633 E. Caravan. Jackson barricaded himself inside and officers negotiated with Jackson while a search warrant was obtained for the residence.
The search warrant was served at the residence by members of the Springfield Police Department’s Special Response Team. Jackson was discovered deceased inside the home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jackson’s family has been notified.
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 ninth homicide investigation for 2022.
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Case number: 22-19785
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch