Springfield man arrested in fatal hit and run accident

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. 27 year old Shannon Shaffer Jr. of Springfield has been charged with 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault, and leaving the scene of a crash. Shaffer Jr. is also facing charges of tampering and driving while license revoked. He is being held with no bond.

The Springfield Police Department located a burgundy Ford Escape in the 3200 block of W. Madison Ave believed to have been involved in the theft of a Budget Rental truck. 

A Budget Rental truck was believed to be the vehicle involved in the fatal crash on S. Campbell. The driver of that truck fled the scene of the accident.

Missouri State University security manager Matthew T. Brown, 43, was killed when a Budget Rental truck, believed to have been stolen, rammed another driver into his vehicle on S. Campbell Avenue on July 18th


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