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Police investigating a homicide

Springfield Police have released the identity of a Fredericktown man shot and killed in North Springfield Friday afternoon.

According to the department's post on social media, police confirmed the victim is 41-year-old Stephen G. Dowd.

Springfield Police were dispatched at 12:49 p.m., Dec. 29 to a room at the Motel 6, located at 2655 N. Glenstone.

According to police, the 911 caller stated a male subject had been shot at the location. When officers arrived on the scene Dowd was found seriously injured with an apparent gunshot.

Officers and paramedics conducted lifesaving procedures, but the victim died on scene.

The Springfield Police Department is asking anyone who has information about the incident to contact the department at 417-864-1810 or to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

The Daily Journal will provide more details as they become available.

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Victoria Kemper is a reporter for the Daily Journal. She can be reached at 573-783-3366 or


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