Suspect in Weekend Shooting Arrested after Standoff

A man suspected in a weekend shooting was taken into custody after a standoff with police on Thursday afternoon.

Springfield police responded to a house on East Cherokee Street near Mercy Hospital after a tip that the suspect from the shooting and pipe bomb incident at Orchard Park Apartments was at the address.

The standoff lasted several hours, with a SWAT team being called to the scene, eventually persuading the suspect to surrender.

The victim in the July 12 shooting was wounded in the leg and hospitalized with serious injuries.

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