Investigators looking into the shooting at the Kum & Go on East Chestnut Expressway that took the life of Officer Christopher Walsh and three people inside the store have not been able to determine a motive.
According to Misssouri Casenet, the gunman in the incident had no major criminal record, with the report showing only four tickets related to traffic violations.
The gunman took his own life when police began to close in on him.
Police are not releasing many details about the shooting because of the ongoing investigation. They did acknowledge searching the gunman’s apartment on East Erie Street in Springfield.
Donations are rolling in for the wife and daughter of slain Officer Christopher Walsh. The Springfield Police Officers’ Association has arranged a memorial fund for the family.
If you would like to give to help the officer’s family, you can make your donation at Metro Credit Union, 447 South Campbell Avenue. Use the drive-thru or overnight drop box because of COVID-19 related restrictions. Note the money is for the “SPOA Relief Fund.”
Checks should also be made out to “SPOA Relief Fund”, and any check or donation over $1,000 needs to include the name and address of the donor.
Checks or money orders can be mailed to the Springfield Police Officers’ Association at 235 North Benton Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65806.