Date of Incident: August 1, 2003
Address of Incident: 1315 E. Cook
Victims: Shameka Wright & Jared Womack
On the evening of August 1st, 2003 the Springfield Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from an unknown hysterical juvenile female caller who reported that her mom had been shot at 1315 E. Cook. A few minutes later a second call was received from an adult male requesting an ambulance because a girl had been shot. The dispatcher attempted to get a name of the caller but he said, “The paramedics are here” and then hung up. Firefighters and ambulance personnel responded to the scene and found a female victim identified as Shameka Wright (DOB 5/02/1980) lying on the couch in the living room bleeding from several wounds to her face and upper body.
Police conducted a protective sweep of the crime scene to search for additional victims and/or the assailant(s) and during this protective sweep, a second victim, identified as Jared A. Womack (DOB 10/13/1980), was found dead in the bathtub from multiple gunshot wounds.
Multiple shell casings were located at the crime scene and police believe that the crime was committed by multiple assailants.
Crime Stoppers is offering $5000 for information which leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of Shameka Wright and Jared Womack. This is the sixth “cold case” homicide Crime Stoppers is presenting to the public in hopes of generating leads which will assist investigators in solving homicide case’s and making arrest’s. Crime Stoppers will pay $5000 cash for any information which leads to the arrest of any persons responsible for this or any other past homicide in Sangamon or Menard County. Persons with information can leave a tip on the Crime Stopper tipline at 788-8427, on the website at cashfortips.us, or by text by using the keyword TIP672 followed by the tip info which should then be sent to CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7). All anonymous information must be submitted to Crime Stoppers before 9/30/16 to be eligible for the enhanced rewards of $5000. After that date, the reward for this and other homicides will revert to the $1000 maximum Crime Stoppers reward.