DEA special agent shoots, kills alleged suspect

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An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration Monday afternoon, police say.

The man was 25-year-old Caleb J. Slay, of Springfield, according to a news release from the Springfield Police Department.

Police described Slay as a suspect in an incident at the 1800 block of south Maryland Avenue on Nov. 2.

Following a shooting, DEA agents secured Slay and “rendered aid;” however, he died on-scene, according to police.

Next of kin notifications have been made.

The police department is investigating the incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).

Sara Karnes is a breaking news reporter with the Springfield News-Leader. Got a story to tell? Email her at skarnes@springfi.gannett.com.

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