Police identify shooting victim found dead in truck in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police Monday night identified a man found dead in a truck in Springfield. They are investigating the death as a homicide.

The victim is identified as Joshua S. Brooks, 40, of Republic, Mo.

Officers were dispatched to 408 S. Patterson at 8:23 a.m. Monday after a 911 caller requested officers to check the well being of a man in a truck, slumped over the steering wheel. When officers arrived, they found that man dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

A suspect has not been identified at this time .

Detectives ask 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 417-869-8477.