Police identify teenager who died after he was shot, involved in crash in Springfield

Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 10:06 PM CDT
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Police identified a teenager who died after he was shot, then crashed his car into a parked van in east Springfield Thursday night.

Police say Darrell W. Gott Jr, 18, died in the incident.

The car crashed into the van head-on on near North Clay and East Pacific.

Witnesses told police that around 7 p.m. there was some type of disturbance a few blocks away. Officers say the Gott, Jr. was shot. He then took off in his car hitting the van. He later died.

Police have not made an arrest in the case. Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869- TIPS (8477).

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