Police identify victim, suspect in deadly shooting outside Walmart Neighborhood Market in Springfield

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 1:26 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a Springfield Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Officers responded around the noon hour at the store located at 1320 South Glenstone Avenue. The store closed after the shooting to help police investigate.

Police identified the victim as Tanner L. Stichka, 33, of Springfield. Police named Robert D. Weiser, 45, of Bentonville, Ark. as a suspect in the shooting. Police booked him in the jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. The Greene County prosecutor has not filed any formal charges in the shooting.

Robert D. Weiser, 45, of Bentonville, Ark./Greene County Jail
Robert D. Weiser, 45, of Bentonville, Ark./Greene County Jail(KY3)

Police have not released a motive or any circumstances leading up to the shooting.

KY3 spoke to one man who shops at that Neighborhood Walmart frequently and is shocked it happened so close to home.

”This neighborhood’s always been safe,” Brandon says. “At night me and my kids go on a night walk. We’ll come up here. I’ll let them get snacks or we’ll go to the laundromat and then come across here and go to Dollar Tree as well. It’s never been no problem like this so that’s why I feel comfortable walking at night with them as well.”

Detectives ask anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

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