Jimmie E. Johnson III Identified As Victim In Backyard Springfield Shooting

The man killed in this morning’s homicide has been identified by the Springfield Police Department.

Early this morning, a man with a gunshot wound in his chest was discovered by officers in the backyard of a North National Avenue home, as reported by the SPD. According to reports, he succumbed to his injuries at a later time.

Jimmie E. Johnson III, 42, of Springfield, was identified as the victim.

Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information regarding the incident. Those with information are encouraged to contact the police at 417-864-1810 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

Reporting from Springfield, Missouri, On the morning of May 3, a shooting occurred in a backyard in Springfield resulting in the death of a man.

According to a spokesperson from the Springfield Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of North National Avenue, close to the intersection of Turner Street, at approximately 1:55 a.m. today in response to a report of shots being fired.

Upon arrival, a man was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported to a medical facility, where he ultimately succumbed to his wounds.


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