Police identify victim in deadly shooting in south Springfield; searching for shooter

Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 10:55 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police identified the victim of a deadly shooting Wednesday night in south Springfield.

Jacob Rowden, 28, died from a gunshot wound at a Springfield hospital. Police say they know the identity of the suspect, but have not released the identity, and are still looking for that person.

Neighbors say they never even heard a gunshot. One man says he heard screaming and then saw two women frantically trying to help a man who was lying in the front yard. He called 911. Other neighbors say they just saw the lights and heard the sirens.

“(They) had him on the ground and they were doing CPR for quite a while, but didn’t think they were getting any response out of somebody,” said neighbor Steven McArtor.

Family members say Rowden had five children, four boys and a girl, and was staying at the house on Stewart temporarily.

Police do not believe there is a threat to the public, but believe the victim knew his shooter.

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