SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Police investigators have identified the man shot to death Friday.
Officers found 34-year-old James D. Davis dead in a home on Brower Street near Rogers Avenue shortly after 3:00 p.m. Davis had moved to Springfield from St. Louis. A woman inside the home was stabbed in the assault. Police say her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Police believe Davis and the woman did not live at the home. Investigators say the shooter fled on foot. Cpl. Matt Brown, a spokesman for the police department, said officers have a good idea of a person for whom they are looking. They do no think this is a random crime.
This is the 14th homicide of the year in Springfield. Before this year, the most homicides in one year in the city was 12.