Homicide investigation at Springfield Neighborhood Market, Arkansas man arrested for murder, but released as prosecutor does not pick up charges

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UPDATE: A man arrested after a fatal shooting at a Springfield Walmart location on Wednesday has been released from custody without charges on Thursday.

According to Springfield Police, the man was delivering pharmaceuticals to the pharmacy at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Glenstone and Bennett. He had been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, but was released Thursday after prosecutors declined to charge him at this time.

Our sister station Ozarksfirst reports, the Bentonville, Ark., man reportedly shot and killed 33-year-old Tanner L. Stichka after Stichka approached his van and an altercation occurred. Police still are unsure of what led to the conflict.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Springfield Police responded to the Neighborhood Market at 1320 South Glenstone to reports of a shooting.

According to a media release by the Springfield Police Department, “When officers arrived, they found a male in front of the business who had suffered a gunshot wound. The male received medical attention on scene but succumbed to his injuries.”

The victim is identified as a Springfield resident, Tanner Stichka, 33-year-old male.

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Robert Weiser, a 45-year-old male of Bentonville, Ark., was arrested and booked for 2nd Degree Murder. The case will be reviewed by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office to determine if charges will be filed.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information or witnessed this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.

This marks the thirteenth homicide investigated by SPD in 2021. We will update this story here with more information on our news tab at FSHP. Are you getting our daily email updates? Click here then choose “Joplin News First” when you subscribe to newsletter.

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