24-Hours Later, Police Still Have Shootout Scene Closed
A Springfield Police car blocks west Grand on the east side of a crime scene where, 24-hours earlier, a deadly shootout took place. Image by KTTS News
For 24-hours now, there have been flashing police lights on all streets surrounding a home in west Springfield where a deadly shootout took place.
The man who died was a suspected thief, who police say stole a truck and crashed it.
Footprints led officers to a home near Scenic and Grand early Friday. When they tried to serve a search warrant, the man fired several shots -- one hit a detective, grazing his hip. Officers fired back and killed the suspect.
That man's name has not been released.