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Suspect wanted in Springfield homicide

Police continued to search Friday for the man responsible for shooting and killing a 21-year-old Springfield man.

The body of Schuyler Thomas Mollett was discovered in an alleyway near the intersection of North Limestone Street and Stanton Avenue about 10 p.m. Thursday. A witness who called 911 told Springfield dispatchers she heard up to seven shots fired and then looked out her window and saw a body lying on the ground.

The woman reported seeing a man fleeing from the scene with a shirt pulled up over his head.

Springfield police Lt. Noel Lopez did not release further details of the suspect, and verified no warrants have been issued in connection with the shooting.

According to Clark County Municipal Court records, the last known address for Mollet was on South Belmont Avenue. Sgt. Jeff Flores said it wasn’t clear why Mollett was at the intersection when shots rang out.

Both the Springfield police department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. A large crowd of family, friends and neighbors formed nearby.

A fight broke out when officers notified family of Mollett’s death. Richard Jeffrey, 24, was arrested on charges of misconduct during an emergency and resisting arrest, following the incident. According to police, Jeffrey tried to cross the crime scene tape and when officers tried to stop him, he cursed and tried to push his way through. An officer used her Taser to subdue Jeffrey, and back-up was requested from multiple jurisdictions in Clark County. The crowd was ordered by law enforcement to disperse.

Jeffrey, who identified himself as a friend of the family, pleaded not guilty to the charges in Clark County Municipal Court Friday and requested a pre-trial conference with the prosecutor. Mollett’s family attended the arraignment, but declined to comment.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Springfield police at (937) 324-7716.

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