- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police who were called to investigate a home burglary instead found a man dead inside the house.

Officers responded Tuesday night to a 911 call about a burglary in progress. They arrived to find 31-year-old Curtis Payne dead of apparent gunshot wounds, although an autopsy is planned Thursday to determine the cause of death.

Lt. Stacey Parton told The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1cvAXZu ) that Payne was not suspected of burglarizing the home.

Police are calling the death a “targeted act” and said they believe Payne had been staying at the home.

No arrests had been made by Wednesday afternoon.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com


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