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Keyshawn McElroy (Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Springfield Police have arrested Keyshawn McElroy, the suspect in a Jan. 28 shooting near Glendale High School. He was booked into the Greene County Jail for 1st Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

McElroy and his car were located Feb. 1 by Republic Police Department officers at 332 W. Grace in Republic. On Feb. 2, the case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review and consideration of filing criminal charges.

Springfield Police were dispatched at 6:48 p.m. Jan. 28 after a 911 caller reported hearing shots in the area of the 2500 block of South Linden. Evidence of a shooting was found at the intersection of Linden and Sunset. While checking the area, officers found a vehicle in the parking lot of Glendale High School that had been struck multiple times by gunfire.

“While officers were processing the scene, a male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound,” an SPD press release said. “During an interview with the male, he stated he was shot at the above location but would not give any further details regarding the incident.”

SPD’s Violent Crime Unit, with assistance from the Missouri Highway Patrol and Republic Police Department, obtained a search warrant for the residence in Republic. McElroy left the residence and was arrested prior to the search warrant being served.

SPD detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger is the Reader Engagement Editor for the Springfield Daily Citizen, and the voice of its daily newsletter SGF A.M. He covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger