Police ID suspected killer of four, including Springfield officer

We know the name now of the person who investigators say shot and killed a Springfield police officer and three others.

Authorities say 31-year-old Joaquin Roman fired the deadly shots from a Springfield convenience store at about midnight Monday. He is dead now too.

The two officers who first responded were shot. Officer Chris Walsh died. Josiah Overton is still in the hospital for his injuries at last check.

Earlier Story:

(AP) — Police say five people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting at a gas station in Springfield, Missouri.

Police Chief Paul Williams said Monday morning the dead include a Springfield police officer, three citizens and the gunman.

Williams said police began receiving reports of someone firing shots from a car late Sunday. The car eventually crashed into a Kum & Go gas station and convenience store. Williams said the gunman entered the store and began shooting.

Two officers who arrived first were shot as they entered the store. One died and the other suffered non-life threatening injuries. Other officers who entered the store found three people and the gunman dead.

(This story was last updated at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.)

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