PRESS RELEASE SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONPress Release
Media Contact: Sgt. Nick Jimenez
417-623- 3131 ext 676
On May 3 rd , 2018 at approximately 5:20 PM Joplin Police Dispatch received several calls of
shots fired in the area of 21st & Jackson Ave. Patrol Officers and Joplin Investigators
responded and are currently conducting an investigation into the matter. Preliminary information
is that one occupied vehicle fired several shots at a person(s) in a second vehicle who then
returned fire at the first vehicle. At this time no injuries have been reported.
If you have any information about this shooting please contact Cpl. Ben Cooper of the Joplin
Police Department. The investigation is ongoing.
Sergeant Nick Jimenez