Funeral arrangements set for Sunday for man killed in Springfield

Funeral arrangements set for Sunday for man killed in Springfield

Family and friends of Keith Wooster III, 22, will gather Sunday at Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home for a visitation at 2 p.m. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m.

Wooster was killed Tuesday night at around 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Selma Road. No one has been arrested in connection to the slaying.

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Wooster was remembered as a caring, loving person in an obituary.

“Keith had a big heart and a happy soul, he was always doing something crazy or cracking jokes, there wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t go out of his way to make sure you knew that he loved you,” the obit says. “He was one that can’t and won’t be forgotten from his beautiful blue eyes to his curly brown hair, to his signature ‘limp,’ to his big fulfilling smile. He will be deeply missed.”

Friends and family have taken to social media over the last couple days to express a similar sentiment, saying that the man will be missed.

The obituary says he is survived by siblings, grandparents, other relatives and many friends.

Meanwhile, Springfield police continue their investigation into Wooster’s killing. A newly obtained police report describes the scene and the early investigation by police.

Officers were first called to the 900 block of Selma Road at around 10:08 p.m. and found Wooster lying on the ground with blood coming from his head.

“Officers began securing the scene and providing life-saving measures to the victim,” the police report says. “Officers then notified medics that there was a faint pulse and that the victim was still breathing slightly…”

Wooster was put into an ambulance and taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center where he died.

Officers at the scene turned their attention to a firearm that was found near the victim, according to the report.

“The firearm was made safe by removing the magazine and locking the slide to the rear,” the report says. “The firearm was loaded and had a round in the chamber. Eleven rounds were located in the magazine along with the one round in the chamber.”

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Officers said along with the firearm, officers also found shell casings of an unknown caliber in the area.

“Officers took more photos and attempted to gather information from witnesses that were on scene but no witnesses were able to give identifying information about the shooter,” the report says.

A suspect was not available nor has one been located at this time, the report says.

“No charges or warrant is being requested at this time due to a lack of suspect information,” the report says.

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