ICYMI: Top 5 crime stories that broke this week

Here is a look back at the top five crime stories that broke this week, as reported by the Springfield News-Sun.

Man found shot outside grocery store in Springfield

Springfield police officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside the Kroger on South Limestone Street after responding to a call about gunshots being heard late Friday evening. According to officials, one man was found on the ground in front of the store with severe injuries.

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Teen accused of bringing loaded gun to Northwestern H.S.

A student at Northwestern High School in Springfield was accused of bringing a loaded pistol to the school on Wednesday. According to reports, the 15-year-old boy allegedly admitted to police he brought the gun to school because he “thought it was cool.” Parents have expressed anger because the school did not notify them of the incident until 9 p.m.

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Woman accused of failing to treat child with broken leg

A Medway woman has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly failing to seek treatment immediately for a 3-month-old with a broken leg.

According to a report from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to Dayton Children’s Hospital on Dec. 26 about a child with a broken leg and signs of an old fracture. The child’s mother told police the injury had occurred two days prior, but she did not bring the child in because her mother said she believed it was not severe after looking at it.

» READ MORE: Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Man accused of beating, stomping on woman with steel toe boots

A Springfield man has been charged with felonious assault and domestic violence after allegedly beating a woman with a closed fist and stomping on her with steel toe boots following an argument.

Police were called to a home on North Burnett Road on Thursday to assist an unknown female caller. The woman answered the door with no clothes on and told officers she was having trouble breathing. When questioned about her injuries, she told police that after an argument earlier in the evening, the man had beaten and kicked her, then dragged her around the house and threatened to kill her.

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Springfield man sues officers for civil rights violation

Three officers from the Springfield Police Division are being sued by a man who alleges they violated his civil rights in July.

According to the lawsuit, the man accidentally locked himself out of his home in July and a neighbor called police when they saw him trying to get back in. When police arrived, the lawsuit claims officers placed the man in custody to verify if he actually lived there, then questioned him and searched his home for illegal drugs.

» READ MORE: Springfield man sues police officers claiming civil rights violations

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