The woman who died on Tuesday near Sunshine Street at James River Freeway after being fired upon by four officers was Tracey Liniger, 50, of Springfield. The Greene County medical examiner will do an autopsy on Thursday.
Springfield police released Liniger's name on Wednesday afternoon after making sure her relatives were notified. They also released the names of the officers who fired at her.
Liniger's daughter told a reporter on Tuesday that her mother suffered from cancer for the past four years, and speculated that maybe Liniger had reached a breaking point in her medical battle. Liniger lived at and worked at A & A West Mini Storage, 2745 S. Maple Leaf Lane, where she was shot.
Two men called 9-1-1 after they say Liniger shot at them at A & A. They ran to nearby KADI radio station on Sunshine (Missouri 4130) to take cover and to call 9-1-1.
When officers arrived, Liniger went inside the storage facility office and refused to leave. When Liniger did leave, police say she brandished her weapon and pointed it at officers.
Two Springfield Police officers -- Officer Jason Bohannon and Officer Marc Stevens -- and two Greene County sheriff's deputies -- Deputy Justin Adamson and Sgt. Robert Pounds -- fired at Liniger. The woman died at the scene about 3:15 p.m.
Bohannon and Stevens have been with the Springfield Police Department for 11 and 13 years, respectively. Adamson has worked for the Greene County Sheriff's Department for three years and had 11 years of law enforcement experience prior to that. Pounds is a 21-year veteran of the sheriff's department.
All four are on paid administrative leave for the duration of the investigations. The two departments have two joint investigations underway. One will see whether any laws were broken, and the other will determine whether the officers followed standard procedures and policies of their departments.