Springfield Police Investigating First Homicide of 2013
On New Year's Day, Springfield police are investigating another fatal shooting.
Authorities said a shots-fired call came in from the 1900-block of East Cedar Street in Springfield early Tuesday morning. It was there police found 24-year-old Deshawn A. Jones dead from gunshot wounds.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots around 12:00 a.m. Tuesday.
As for any leads in the case, Deputy Chief Cliff Buscher said they have a suspect in mind.
"We do have a suspect that we're looking for in that case," Buscher said. "We're interviewing several people who were in the area when it happened, and there's a few more that we're looking into and trying to track down for an interview."
Buscher added this homicide case is not related to an apparent double homicide case from Monday.
If you have any information that could help investigators in this case, call Springfield police or anonymously with CrimeStoppers at 217-788-8427.