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Victim of South Stewart Homicide Identified

The Springfield Police Department has identified the victim of a shooting Wednesday night in south Springfield.

Police say that 28-year-old Jacob Rowden of Springfield died after being shot at the home at 1049 South Stewart. Officers found Rowden in the yard of the home when they arrived around 9:45 p.m.. Rowden was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

Investigators say they have a person of interest and they are working to find them.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 869-8477.

The killing is the seventh homicide in 2021 for the city of Springfield.

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