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6:38 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Police Name Suspect In Springfield Murder, Search Continues

Police have named a suspect involved in the shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old Springfield High School student early Sunday morning. A murder warrant has been issued for the Clark County teenager.

Springfield Police have been investigating the death of student-athlete Jeffrey Wellington early Sunday morning in the 2300 block of North Limestone Street. Police Chief Stephen Moody's office says a warrant has been issued for 17-year-old Tyrin Hawkins of Springfield.

"He's a 17-year-old, black male. He's about 5-foot-4, 165, black hair and brown eyes and there is an outstanding warrant for him for juvenile deliquency murder," according to a police investigator. "But he (Hawkins) has packed his bags from his home and left there so we don't know where he is currently at."

Superintendent Dr. David Estrop says a crisis team was brought in to help deal with Wellington's death. He says the teen was well-liked.

"Jeffrey was an athlete and great citizen who was a very positive member of Springfield High School and will be missed greatly."

Police say they are unable to release any further information about the case since it's still under investigation.

Interview with Dr. David Estrop and Springfield police.