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.
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.
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.
Joplin Mo- Joplin police and detectives are currently investigating after a woman’s body was found in a drainage ditch. Around 1 o-clock Saturday, near 2400 block of Perkins and Walnut street. Someone passing notified and took the correct action by calling local authorities.
Police don’t suspect any foul play at this time. The coroner’s office will transport the body for a autopsy to help identify the cause of death. Local authorities aren’t releasing the name of the woman, so her family can be notified.
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UPDATE 7-15-19 – The woman found deceased has been identified as Adriene Myers 39, of Joplin.
BlackHawak military helicopters landed at Joplin, Missouri Regional Airport this afternoon for a refueling stop, and grabbing some snacks then heading off to their next destination. The planes were based out of Fort Bliss Texas. Spectators with children watched from the side of the road as the helicopters put on quite the show for the brief time they were in the area the children and families were very excited and supported the brave men and women in the military.
Photos: Jeremy Scherle/Regional Entertainment News
Late this evening a motorcyle driving at high rate of speed was spotted on Douglas Fir Rd just south of Joplin, Missouri. The driver of the motorcycle was reported all over the road a short pursuit by Newton County Police Officers ended after 11 a.m on HWY 43 at the crossing intersection heading towards Seneca, Mo. One person was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Redding’s Mill Fire Department responded to the scene as well