Suspect charged in Sunday evening shooting on city's north side




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  • 2022-08-15 17:28:51Z
  • By The State Journal-Register

A suspect has been charged in connection with the latest homicide in Springfield.

Decody Stamps, 35, of Springfield was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in the 1100 block of North Eighth Street just before 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon confirmed earlier Monday that emergency medical staff brought a 42-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to HSHS St. John's Hospital.

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The man, whose identity has not been made public pending notification of relatives, was pronounced dead at 12:32 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for later Monday.

Stamps was taken into custody within an hour of the incident. He is in Sangamon County Jail with bond set at $2 million.

Stamps' first appearance in Sangamon County court will be on Aug. 25, according to state's attorney Dan Wright.

The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, according to a news release from the Springfield Police. Officers on scene provided life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived.

The shooting death is the seventh in Springfield this year and the second in less than a week.

Shawntel Stephon Howze Jr., 16, was shot in the 2200 block of East Cedar Street Wednesday. The death is under investigation. Another 16-year-old was shot in the incident but did not have life-threatening injuries.

Howze's funeral is at Emmanuel Temple Church of God in Christ, 2400 E. Ash St., on Aug. 26.

This story will be updated.

Contact Steven Spearie: 217-622-1788, sspearie@sj-r.com, twitter.com/@StevenSpearie.

This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: Springfield Police investigate death of man in early morning shooting

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