Suspect wanted in fatal shooting turns himself in to Police

Miami Valley News

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — The man accused of shooting and killing another man in Springfield has turned himself in.

Springfield Police said 43-year-old Emil Witherspoon turned himself in just after midnight Tuesday. He is currently booked in the Clark County jail on aggravated murder, murder, and felonious assault charges.

Witherspoon is accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Antoine Crooks and injuring three others at a Speedway on South Burnett Road.

Cpt. Brad Moos, of the Springfield Police Division, said that Witherspoon drove onto the premise of the Speedway and shot his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Brugler, and Crooks, her current boyfriend. According to police, two children were also injured as a result of the shooting.

Crooks was found dead at the scene with what police believe to be a gunshot wound to the chest. This has not been corroborated by the Clark County Coroner’s Office at this time. Brugler was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Moos said a 6-year-old is currently in the hospital suffering from serious injuries after being shot and a 7-year-old has been treated and released.

Warrants had been issued for his arrest prior to him being arrested:

  • One count of aggravated murder
  • One count of murder
  • One count of attempted aggravated murder
  • Three counts of felonious assault

Police believe this to be an isolated incident and ask any witnesses to contact 937-324-7685 and speak with the officer that answers.

Witherspoon is due in court on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

This is a developing story and will update it as more information becomes available.

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