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April 8, 2021

Springfield Police Investigate N. Main Homicide


On April 8, 2021, at 6:51 a.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 905 N. Main after a 911 caller reported that a person had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the victim inside an apartment who had suffered gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim was identified as Dominic Lucious, also known as Dominique Lucious, a 26-year-old transgender female from Springfield, MO. Next of kin notifications have been made.

The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified a suspect in the case as Charles Nelson, a 28-year-old male from Springfield, MO. Nelson was arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail for 2nd Degree Murder. The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office for review and potential filing of criminal charges.

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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).

This incident marks the sixth homicide investigated by SPD in 2021.

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Case number: 21-11631

Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
417-864-1786

[email protected]

Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welchstats

Filed Under: Government, City

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