As of 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, officers had crime scene tape around the home at 1632 W. Berkley St., as they investigated a fatal shooting. (Photo by Jackie Rehwald)


Police found one man with non-life threatening gunshot wounds and another with fatal gunshot wounds.

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting in southwest Springfield neighborhood early Friday morning.

Springfield police officers responded at 12:42 a.m. to the 1600 block of West Berkeley Street for a report that someone had been shot, according to a statement from police. When the officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a Springfield hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A separate 911 caller reported that someone left the scene of the shooting driving a white SUV, which was in the roadway near the intersection of Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, according to the release. 

Officers responded to the intersection and found the driver, 24-year-old Cole M. Marcinek, with multiple gunshot wounds. Marcinek reportedly died at the scene.

The Springfield Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating Marcinek’s death, and has reportedly identified all involved parties involved in the shooting. No arrests have been made as of 12:30 p.m. Sept. 1.    

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting, and ask anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at 

This is Springfield’s 14th homicide investigation in 2023. 

Jackie Rehwald

Jackie Rehwald is a reporter at the Springfield Daily Citizen. She covers public safety, the courts, homelessness, domestic violence and other social issues. Her office line is 417-837-3659. More by Jackie Rehwald