Suspect Named In Deadly Theater Shooting

Suspect Named In Deadly Theater Shooting

Suspect Identified; Victim Succumbs to Injuries

Press Release from Joplin Police Department:

On November 1, 2013 at approximately 9:50PM, officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the Northstar 14 Movie Theatres for reports of shots fired. An officer with the Duquesne Police Department arrived on scene at approximately 9:51PM and the suspect was taken into custody at 9:52PM.

The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. It is believed at this time that this was not a random act. As of this time, we have not been made aware of any other injuries that were a result of the shooting.

The suspect has been identified as Jeffery L. Bruner a 39 year old male of Joplin. He is currently in custody in the Joplin City Jail for murder. Paperwork will be forwarded to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office for review of formal charges.

The Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol all responded to the theatre and assisted with the initial call.   

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