SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A private funeral has been held for a Springfield police officer who was killed in a shooting that killed four others and the gunman. The funeral for 32-year-old Officer Christoper Walsh was held Saturday in Springfield and was followed by a public procession through the city to his private burial at Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. The shooting happened the night of March 15 at a Kum & Go convenience store in the southwestern Missouri town. Police say the gunman, 31-year-old Joaquin Roman, fired randomly from his vehicle several times while driving through Springfield before eventually crashing into the store, walking inside and opening fire. Walsh, 32, was shot and killed as he tried to rescue a victim.
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June 12, 2020