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Suspect arrested in hit-and-run crash in southwest Missouri

July 28, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Missouri State University campus security manager.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 27-year-old Shannon Shaffer, of Springfield, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault, leaving the scene of a crash, first-degree tampering and driving with a revoked license.

Police say 42-year-old Matthew Thomas Brown, of Nixa, was killed July 18 when a Budget truck that police believe was stolen struck his Mitsubishi Hatchback. Police say the impact caused Brown to lose control and collide with a SUV.

Police said in news release that detectives located a vehicle Friday that was believed to have been involved in the theft of the Budget Rental truck that was subsequently involved in the fatal crash.


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

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