Police identify officer, 3 killed in shooting at Missouri convenience store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR/Gray News) - Police have identified a police officer and three others killed in a morning shooting at a convenience store late Sunday night.

Authorities in Springfield, Missouri, said Monday morning that five people were killed in an overnight shooting at a gas station. (Source: KSPR)

The shooter, Joaquin S. Roman, 31, killed himself after firing shots at several people and police inside a Kum and Go around 11:45 p.m. Witnesses told police the gunman crashed his car into the convenience store, then entered the store shooting customers and an employee.

Police say Officer Christopher Walsh, 32, Troy D. Rapp, 57, of Springfield, Shannon R. Perkins, 46, of Springfield and Matthew Hicks, 22, of Springfield died in the shooting. Rapp worked at the Kum and Go store. Perkins worked for WCA Waste Corporation.

Springfield Police Officer Josiah Overton, 25 and a fourth victim inside the store were also injured. The victim inside the store has not been identified. Both remain hospitalized.

Investigators say when officers arrived at the store, the shooter began firing at them from inside. Other responding officers arrived and made entry into the store where they found the shooter deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say there were several other calls of shots fired linked to Roman.

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