‘Targeted Attack’ Kills Springfield Man

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thumb_167c1d6884a043dSPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Authorities are looking for a suspect who shot a man this week in Springfield in what police are calling a “targeted attack.”

Around 9:30 Tuesday night, police responded to a 911 call involving a burglary in the 2300 block of South Dollison. When officers arrived, they found 31-year-old Curtis Payne dead on floor as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives say Payne had not lived in Springfield for very long, saying he had kids and stayed with family members. Investigators say the kids were present in the home at the time of the attack.

This is the first homicide case this year for the Springfield Police Department.

If you know anything about the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts, call Springfield Police (417) 864-1810.