Category: police arrests

Suspect killed in late night shooting involving Joplin officer

A man is dead after he was shot by Joplin Police in the Roanoke neighborhood late Tuesday night. Police first shot the suspect with a taser, but it was ineffective. During the confrontation the officer fired their gun. That suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Update – The suspect that was shot and killed by a Joplin Police officer has been identified as 31-year-old David Ingle of Joplin. Joplin police received multiple calls that Ingle was yelling, screaming, and appeared to be on drugs.

Ingle was able to resist multiple taser deployments, and shot while charging one of the officers on scene.

Both officers were wearing body worn cameras.

 

 

Official Press Release:

Officer Involved Shooting

Media Contact: Captain Nick Jimenez

417-623-3131 ext 676

On August 13, 2019 at approximately 2120 hours Joplin Police Officers were dispatched to 901 W. Kensington Rd in reference to a suspicious person. The subject they encountered was combative with officers. Taser’s were deployed and were ineffective. The suspect continued to be combative with officers. During the confrontation a Joplin Police Officer fired their duty weapon striking the suspect. Fire and EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been requested to investigate the officer involved shooting. Identification of the suspect will be released when proper notifications have been made. More information will be released as it becomes available. As per department policy the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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Late Night Shooting In Joplin

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Late this evening in Joplin, Missouri a shooting occured by Junge Stadium near S Conner Street. Jason Kinney a local neighbor sent us in this video footage taken around 11:34 p.m. This was filmed just a few houses away. Multiple Joplin Police Officers were dispatched along with emergency personnel. One person was reported shot at, and the suspect took off on foot.

Witness heard loud arguing then someone yelling “I’m f****** shot” several times. The witness only heard one shot fired.

 UPDATE-

Press Release

Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: Captain Nick Jimenez

417-623-3131 ext 676

On August 5th, 2019 at approximately 11:19 P.M. Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to 1214 S. Connor Ave Joplin, MO about a disturbance with a weapon involved. A caller reported that a male was pointing a gun at him. While on the phone with emergency dispatchers he reported that the suspect was in a SUV type of vehicle with Arkansas plate. The caller then reported he’d been shot then disconnected from the line.

Officers responded and contacted victim identified as Mark Kiefer, 38 of Joplin, MO with a gunshot wound to his arm. As officers on scene were assisting the victim, another officer located the suspect vehicle in the area 4013 S. HWY 43. The officer attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and it fled leading officers on a pursuit. During the pursuit the suspect discarded two pistols from the vehicle as he fled. The suspect identified as Paul Phillips age 31 of Joplin, MO was taken into custody with the assistance of Galena, KS Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim identified as Mark Kiefer age 38 of Joplin, MO was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Kiefer was later transported to a Springfield, MO hospital for further treatment. Kiefer is currently in stable medical condition. Paul Phillips has been arrested for 1st Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action, Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Felony Resisting Arrest. Charges have been submitted to both the Jasper County Prosecutors Office and the Newton County Prosecutors Office. The Joplin Police Department would like to thank the Galena, KS Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this.

This is a developing story more information as it becomes available.

Missouri woman charged leaving child in car

Springfield, Mo- Sunday night officials responded to a call to check the well being of a child at a Springfield truck stop. A 2-year-old was found in a vehicle sweating profusely and was removed by local law enforcement.

The mother was located in the store and taken into custody, the 2-year-old was examined by medical professionals and released to Missouri children division.

Springfield man arrested in fatal hit and run accident

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. 27 year old Shannon Shaffer Jr. of Springfield has been charged with 2nd degree murder, 2nd degree assault, and leaving the scene of a crash. Shaffer Jr. is also facing charges of tampering and driving while license revoked. He is being held with no bond.

The Springfield Police Department located a burgundy Ford Escape in the 3200 block of W. Madison Ave believed to have been involved in the theft of a Budget Rental truck. 

A Budget Rental truck was believed to be the vehicle involved in the fatal crash on S. Campbell. The driver of that truck fled the scene of the accident.

Missouri State University security manager Matthew T. Brown, 43, was killed when a Budget Rental truck, believed to have been stolen, rammed another driver into his vehicle on S. Campbell Avenue on July 18th

High Speed Pursuit Ends

Late this evening West of 7th Street in Joplin, Missouri a Red S-10 pickup truck driven by an older male was involved in a high speed pursuit multiple Joplin Police Officers responded to the chase. The pursuit ended on Flower LN just past Lebanon Loop that’s near Central City Fireworks business. The driver parked the pickup in the woods and was later driven out by Joplin Police Officers. Carl Junction Fire Department responded the scene. Residents were swimming in their pool while the incident occurred. Officers took statements from witness near by. The driver of the vehicle was treated by medical team then placed in police cruiser

One male subject was arrested at the scene, more details as this story is devolping: all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Scherle/Regional Entertainment