Police arrest shooter in domestic dispute in north Springfield; no injuries reported

Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 11:04 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2020 at 5:35 PM CDT
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Police arrested a shooter who fired shots during a domestic dispute in north Springfield at the Forest Cove North apartment complex.

Officers responded to a neighborhood near National and Norton around 10:30 a.m. Police surrounded an apartment complex in that area.

“The assault suspect was involved in a domestic verbal altercation with his girlfriend, that escalated to the point where other associates or family members became involved,” said Lt. Robert Byrne with Springfield Police

Investigators say the shooter fired shots during a domestic-related incident. The shooter fired shots into a building. Police say nobody was hurt in the incident.

The man ran off after firing the shots, but was located by police shortly after and taken into custody.

Meanwhile, police had National blocked off from Norton Road to Evergreen street. Area churches and neighbors, like Christian Infante were alerted about what was happening.

”He told me from there I had to walk from the parking lot and get over here, I was right over here I was watching the whole thing,” Infante said.

Church staff were contacted through our 911 communications center and we advised them to lock down. The area was shut down for less than an hour, with the help of police, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and highway patrol

”Due to the initial just nature of the call and the unknown circumstances their dispatch provided information, too and they responded to assist until we could make sure the community was safe and make sure everything in the neighborhood was secure,” Lt. Byrne said.

Police cleared the scene around 11:30 a.m.

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