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Springfield Police Investigate Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

The Springfield Police Department says its Criminal Investigation Division is looking into a deadly officer-involved shooting over the weekend in the 1000 block of east McDaniel.

Police say officers were dispatched to an apartment for a domestic disturbance where a man was armed with a gun.

When officers arrived at the scene Friday night just before 7:00 p.m., they confirmed a woman and her children were inside the apartment, along with a man with a gun.

The woman was not able to speak freely to officers, and investigators say it appeared she and her children were in immediate danger.

The officers forced entry into the apartment and “engaged” the man, resulting in an officer shooting the suspect.

Officers performed life-saving measures on the man, but he died on scene.

The woman and her children were not injured, and no officers were hurt.

The man who was shot has been identified as Mitchell R. Hooe, 29, from Arkansas.

The case will be presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

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