Authorities pulled a car over near Sunshine and Glenstone about 12:45 a.m. for suspicion of DWI. As officers were arresting Magic S. Peters, 24, officers asked the other three passengers to step out of the car. That is when Dumone D. Starks, 22, bolted from the car and began firing a handgun at officers. Peters was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants.
Magic S. Peters
One of the officers got in a foot chase with Starks and ordered him to stop. A news release says: “During the foot chase Starks removed a handgun from under his shirt, worked the action of the semi-automatic pistol charging the weapon, and then pointed the gun at the officer. The officer again issued verbal commands to drop the weapon, the suspect refused and the officer fired his duty weapon killing the suspect.”
The weapon that Starks’ used was stolen, according to Lt. Kirk Manlove.
Starks had a federal conviction for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. In February of 2009 he pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Peters was wanted on warrants and/or parole violations for unlawful use of a weapon, distribution of a controlled substance near a school, and distribution/manufacturing of a controlled substance. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI charges are expected to be filed soon.
Corporal James Dougherty, 36, a 14-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department has been placed on routine administrative leave with pay as the investigation continues.
The Springfield Police Department has asked the Highway Patrol to assist in the investigation.