Items an officer may need in a hurry are kept on their belt near their dominant hand. (Photo by Shannon Cay)

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A Springfield man has died 18 days after a shooting in the West Central neighborhood, and police are classifying his death as a homicide.

Springfield police say a shooting investigation is now the city’s third homicide investigation for 2024.

Darryl Douglas, 60, died June 23 in a Springfield hospital. Douglas was reported shot at a house at the corner of Douglas Avenue and Madison Street on June 5. Police officers responded to the home at 6:07 a.m., and Douglas was taken to the hospital.

Anyone with information about the now deadly shooting is asked 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

Rance Burger

Rance Burger is the managing editor for the Daily Citizen. He previously covered local governments from February 2022 to April 2023. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with 17 years experience in journalism. Reach him at or by calling 417-837-3669. Twitter: @RanceBurger More by Rance Burger