Police: Homeowner shoots, kills man after assault outside of home in south Springfield

Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 12:46 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2021 at 9:17 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police say a homeowner in south Springfield shot and killed a man Sunday morning who assaulted him after a confrontation outside of the home.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday outside of a home near the 800 block of East Morningside Street.

Investigators say a stranger, who did not know the homeowner, knocked on the door and started talking with the homeowner outside. Police say an altercation ensued while the two talked.

Police say the man visiting the home reportedly assaulted the homeowner before the homeowner fatally shot him. It’s unknown if the homeowner suffered any injuries.

Lt. Tonya Price with the Springfield Police Department explained the situation.

“Upon contacting the homeowner, he says he received a knock at the door, contacted the unknown man and became involved in argument with him,” said Price. “At one point, the now deceased subject attempted to assault the homeowner, and the homeowner shot him with his gun.”

Officers have not identified any of the people involved in the shooting. Police have not yet determined if criminal charges will be filed in this investigation.

A heavy police presence surrounded East Morningside Street for several hours while police investigated the scene.

Additional details are limited at this time. We will update as more information becomes available.

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