Monday, April 30, 2007


A 28-year-old Springfield man has been charged with first-degree murder in a weekend shooting outside Traffic, a downtown nightclub.

Travis D. Mack was charged late Sunday, according to police. He's accused of shooting Kenneth Dixon Jr., 26.

Dixon was shot Friday night. Sources say he had just left Traffic, a bar with a history of problems, when he was gunned down. Cops said they found Dixon "lying on the sidewalk and unresponsive."

Two eyewitnesses helped finger Mack for the shooting, cops say. But as of Monday morning, Mack remained at large. Police are dangling a potential $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward for more information; call (417) 869-8477.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The paper STILL hasn't published a decent story about this crime---but they had room for a front page story on a woman that used to live here and died in an accident in Texas. Is it because the Traffic shooting involved a black gun man and a black victim?? Or does the paper want to protect downtown?