City records second homicide of year

Springfield police are investigating the city’s second homicide of the year after a man was found shot in the head at a Whittier Street duplex Thursday night. He was pronounced dead at a city hospital about 3 a.m. yesterday. The victim was identified as Alfred Pellot Lopez, 29. Investigators said they found two pounds of marijuana, a handgun, and nearly $25,000 in cash in the home and they believe the shooting was drug-related. (AP)