Police Capture Suspected Gunman in Brower Street Shooting

UPDATE November 5, 2019, 5:15 p.m.: Springfield police officials confirm the arrest of Timber R. Porter. The investigation is ongoing and Porter is being held in lieu of charges.

Springfield Police Officials have released the name of the victim in a fatal shooting on West Brower Street Monday, and the name of one of the suspected gunmen.

Police say that the victim is Dearies Hempstead, 19, of Springfield.

A suspect in the shooting is considered armed and dangerous. Timber R. Porter (shown in headline photo), 18, is from Springfield. He is 6’4″, 180 pounds, with red hair, and brown eyes.

Porter is possibly traveling in a silver 2005 Chevrolet with Missouri license plate MR7-N6B.

Again, Porter is considered to be armed and dangerous. Any resident who may see Porter is urged to call 911 immediately and do not attempt to apprehend him.

If you have tips on the shooting, you may also call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

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