Springfield police have suspect in fatal shooting, no charges filed

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The incident was reported at 6:32 a.m., Springfield police said.

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A 45-year-old Dayton man is dead after he was shot multiple times on Wednesday morning, according to Springfield police.

Dewand Moore was shot multiple times in the 100 block of Bassett Dr. around 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Moore later died from his injuries at the hospital.

Lt. Lou Turner said a 36-year-old Springfield woman is considered a suspect in the shooting.

When asked about the relationship between the two, he said they were acquaintances.

Turner said the woman was being questioned by investigators on Wednesday morning and is being held at the Clark County Jail on an unrelated charge.

No charges involving the shooting have been filed.

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The shooting was reported to Springfield police around 6:30 a.m.

Turner said before shots rang out, Moore and the woman got into an argument in the street — then the fight turned physical.

The woman then went inside the house to grab a gun and shot Moore multiple times.

A CareFlight helicopter was requested for him, but he later died at Springfield Regional.

It’s not clear what the argument between Moore and was about.

Neighbors on Basssett Drive were shaken up after the shooting — many of them who were out watching police comb through evidence at the scene, said that kind of chaos doesn’t happen in their neighborhood.

Some recalled hearing five, six — even seven gunshots.

Mickale Wiggins lives across the street from the scene of the shooting. He said he came home from work to find his street crawling with police.

“Thankfully I got off work early. I was able to come home and see a bullet. Close to my son’s window, which is very troubling,” Wiggins said. “It angers me to see that this happened, in this peaceful community where everyone gets along.”

Wiggins pointed to at least two shots that hit his house, inches away from where his 9-month-old son was sleeping.

Many neighbors pointed out that the shooting happened around a time when a lot of kids would be getting on the school bus. Wiggins called the act of violence, ‘careless.’

“This can’t be happening. There’s kids around here. There’s innocent bystanders. You can’t just be out here shooting around,” he said.

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Lt. Turner said several shell casings were found in the neighborhood — near a Cadillac parked outside, in the yard and by Wiggins’ home.

The Cadillac that police say Moore was driving was towed away to search for evidence.

The 9 mm that was used in the shooting was recovered by police.

The shooting is still under investigation.

Moore’s death marks the second fatal shooting in Springfield this year. Jose Hermilo Lopez Gutierrez, 50, of Springfield, was shot and killed in May. Investigators are still looking for shooter.

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