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Update 4pm -- Press Release
Springfield Police officers were serving a search warrant Feb. 21 at 2506 W. Grand when a man emerged and began shooting at officers. Detective Travis Wilson was grazed in the right back/hip by a bullet. The suspect continued shooting while officers returned fire, killing the suspect. No other person was shot.
A couple of people at the scene were taken in for questioning.
SRT secured the house and additional buildings and the crime scene was secured for follow-up investigations.
The incident began Thursday evening when officers were investigating commercial burglaries in the 3100 block of West ChestnutExpwy. Officers attempted to pull over a pick-up truck with no license leaving the area. The driver fled and police did not pursue. The car lot owner confirmed later the truck had been stolen.
The stolen pick up was located wrecked and abandoned at the 700 block of N. West Ave. A witness saw someone exit the pick up and officers followed shoe prints in the snow from the stolen pickup to 2506 W. Grand. A perimeter was established around the residence and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Officers and SRT were onsite to serve that search warrant when the suspect emerged and fired at officers.
Springfield Police Lieutenant Ben King tells KTTS News the suspect holed up in a house near Grand and Scenic is confirmed dead.
Police were serving a search warrant at the house earlier this morning when shots rang out. A bullet grazed a Springfield Police detective, who was treated and released at the scene.
The Special Response Team and the Bomb Squad responded to the scene.
Update: 10:12 a.m.
Springfield police say the Special Response Team was in the process of serving a search warrant this morning at a home near Grand and Scenic when someone inside opened fire.
A police detective was grazed by a bullet, but is going to be ok.
Police say he was not wearing a bullet proof vest.
He was treated at the scene.
Police say the suspect then came out shooting a second time.
Shots were fired on west Grand this morning and scanner traffic is indicating at least one Springfield Police Officer has been hit.
Grand is blocked off west of Kansas Expressway and the Springfield Police Department Special Response Unit has been called to the scene.
Neighbors reported hearing what sounded like fireworks in the area, and then were told by police someone was shooting at them and to stay inside.
Tune into 94.7FM and KTTS.com as we bring you the latest on this developing story.
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