Suspect Arrested In Hit-And-Run Crash In Southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Missouri State University campus security manager.

27-year-old Shannon Shaffer, of Springfield, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault, leaving the scene of a crash, first-degree tampering and driving with a revoked license.

Police say 42-year-old Matthew Thomas Brown, of Nixa, was killed July 18 when a Budget truck that police believe was stolen struck his Mitsubishi Hatchback. Police say the impact caused Brown to lose control and collide with a SUV.

Police said in news release that detectives located a vehicle Friday that was believed to have been involved in the theft of the Budget Rental truck that was subsequently involved in the fatal crash.