Update at 2:36 p.m. Monday, May 7
Original copy: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5
Javon L. Carter, 22, died at Mercy
Health Saturday, May 5, after being shot in the arm and face at 1134
The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney is now charging Joshua K. Brown, 21, with Second Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.
According to the prosecuting attorney's office, police do not know the whereabouts of Brown.
Brown is 5' 10", 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. "Veronda" is also tattooed on his left inner forearm.
The "wanted" information from the prosecutor's office says Brown "should be considered armed and dangerous."
"Usually the worse thing you have around here is people getting robbed and houses broken into or cars broken into," said Blythe Clutter, a neighbor.
"Nothing like this has ever happened. I know all the college kids live on the street there with college parties and stuff going on but it's still real quiet," said Sam Atkinson, another neighbor.
It's a neighborhood with a mixed population of college students and families, and around yesterday shots were fired.
Lt. Kevin Grizzell from the Springfield Police Department said there was a fight in the front yard of the home where officers say the shooting occurred.
"An [Missouri State University] officer was able to get one of the cars stopped over here on kings and another officer was able to get the car east of here so we had two of the cars involved stopped," said Lt. Grizzell.
From those cars police took into custody four people involved in the dispute in for questioning. Another victim was injured in the arm but was not in critical condition.
The probable cause statement said after an altercation, Joshua Brown shot Javon Carter in the arm with a small caliber hand gun and while carter was lying on the ground, Brown shot him in the face. Carter later died from the injuries.
Police are still searching for the killer.
"We are still looking for him in this area, but we have notified area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for him as well," said Sgt. Stacey Parton.
"That's a little unnerving, but like I said they have people in custody, so hopefully that will turn into something that leads to whoever did this," said Clutter.
Police emphasize that this was not a
random act and there is no public safety concern for the school at this time.
If you have
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