Suspects arrested in Springfield homicide
SPRINGFIELD - 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 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 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.