Sunday, October 1, 2017

Suspect in Custody However JPD SWAT Activated


-Official Information from JPD
-JPD SWAT Armored Vehicle Arrives
-Hear JPD on Loudspeaker w/K-9 Poised to Respond

(64801) -- Joplin Police Department spokesperson, Capt Trevor Duncan updates Joplin News First on the scene as darkness falls over the neighborhood. The home at 1414 West 5th is confronted by loudspeaker that can be heard repeatedly during the live!cast.  

There is one suspect in custody who was being sought on a juvenile warrant for shots fired yesterday at Joplin's Parr Hill Park.  

For full live video from the scene click:

In that incident two neighbors there were grazed by gunfire on South Kansas Ave.  One on the arm and another above the ankle, breaking her skin, but neither requiring medical attention.  It was then determined a juvenile warrant would be issued for the suspect who was taken into custody tonight.  

One of the neighbors spoke exclusively on the scene after being grazed as random bullets were fired. Story here:

Official Joplin Police Department
Press Release
Officer Involved Shooting
Contact: Captain Trevor Duncan

Officers and detectives from our department went to 1414 West 5th at 5:43pm on 10/23/17 in an attempt to contact the juvenile suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Parr Hill Park. One of our officers was driving down Maiden Lane and saw the suspect in the front yard of the residence and called for assistance to arrest him as he turned around and went back.

While officers were on scene, the juvenile suspect ran on foot to the south behind the house. As the suspect was running south with officers chasing him he fired shots. One of our officers returned fire. The suspect was taken into custody to the south near Highland Dairy without further incident. Neither he nor the officers were injured. There were concerns that there was another person in the house that could cause harm due to the suspect’s actions yesterday and today, and the SWAT team was activated. Shortly after 8pm, it was determined nobody else was in the house.

The juvenile suspect that was taken into custody tonight after the shooting is the same juvenile suspect we have been seeking since yesterday for the Shooting at Parr Hill Park. He was arrested on a juvenile warrant that was issued for him for yesterday’s shooting and transported to the juvenile detention facility. Further charges will be pending. We are not seeking any other suspects involved in either incident.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded at our request to investigate the officer involved shooting. Per department policy, three officers who were on scene are being placed on administrative leave.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol also worked a crash at 7th and Range Line where one of our K9 officers was struck while responding emergency to the shooting incident. The officer wasn’t injured and the K9 sustained minor injuries. Thank you to the Jasper County and Newton County Sheriff’s Departments for covering regular calls in our city during this incident.

Thank you Capt Trevor Duncan for keeping the media & public informed. Chief Matt Stewert and the JPD SWAT as well as Missouri Highway Patrol and Newton County Sheriffs Dept.  To realize another potentially deadly situation was handled with only minor injuries of a K9 in a vehicle crash responding to the call.  

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(64801) -- Capt Trevor Duncan of the Joplin Police Department have confirmed they have one suspect in custody, of whom they had come to investigate the whereabouts at a home near 5th and Maiden Lane. 

This is directly related to the Parr Hill Park shooting yesterday.