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Springfield murder suspect on run

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A Springfield woman was killed Thursday and her alleged assailant is still on the run.

Springfield Police said Thomas Dowlen, 34, was seen by witnesses running from the scene after shooting Candice Owens, 28, on the front porch of a residence at 109 12th Ave. E.

A witness at the scene told officers that he was on the porch with Owens when he saw Dowlen approach them. The witness ran away in fear of his life after witnessing the shooting, according to the police report.

Owens died at the scene after being shot several times.

Dowlen's car was later found abandoned on Lish Lane.

Police said Dowlen is considered to be "Armed & Dangerous." Dowlen is 5-foot-10, 230 pounds.

Anyone with information on Dowlen's location are asked to contact either the Springfield Police Department, 615-384-8422, Robertson County Central Dispatch, 615-384-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-7799.

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