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Springfield Police Release Update on Fatal Shooting on East Morningside

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a shooting from over the weekend in the 800 block of east Morningside as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to a home Sunday morning at 11:35 after a 911 caller stated a man had been shot at their residence during a disturbance.

When police arrived, they found Matthew Turner, 38, Springfield, dead on scene.

During the investigation, police identified a suspect, who has been interviewed by detectives, but 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 on whether any criminal charges will be filed.

Initital reports indicated Turner knocked on the door of a house and started talking to the homeowner outside.

Police say a fight ensued while the two talked, and Turner apparently assaulted the homeowner before the homeowner fatally shot him.

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