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Oct. 25, 2021

Springfield Police Investigating West Lynn St. shooting as a Homicide


On Oct. 24, 2021, at 5:19 a.m., Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 1118 W. Division St. after a 911 caller said a person had possibly been stabbed. When officers arrived, they located a male and determined he was suffering from a gunshot wound.  The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim, identified as 43-year-old Robert Eagleburger, from Springfield, MO, later succumbed to his injuries. Notifications have been made to Mr. Eagleburger's family.

Officers determined the shooting occurred at 1122 W. Lynn St. and during the investigation, SPD officers identified a suspect in the case. The suspect has been interviewed; however, no arrest has been made at this time. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office for review and a decision regarding any criminal charges to be filed.

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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 21st homicide for 2021.

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Case number: 21-38438

Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
417-864-1786
[email protected]

Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch

Filed Under: Government, City

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