- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Police in Springfield say the suspects in the city’s ninth homicide of the year have been arrested about 40 miles away.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/ZeitMt ) a 39-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were booked Wednesday into the Greene County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The two are suspected in the Monday night’s fatal shooting of 21-year-old Charles Cortez. Police spokeswoman Lisa Cox said investigators believe Cortez was dumped in a street after being shot several times inside a vehicle.

A tip led to a search for the suspects in Lebanon, where police spotted their car early Tuesday at a McDonald’s restaurant. The two ran after crashing their car following a chase.

The male suspect was apprehended Tuesday afternoon on a Lebanon street. The woman was captured early Wednesday.

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

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