No arrest or charges, at this time, state Joplin Police investigating shooting; Carthage man identified as suffering GSW

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Exclusive images and video as crime scene tape blocks the street and wraps the residence, 409 South Brownell.

UPDATE TO OUR STORY FROM OVERNIGHT: Timothy J. Shorter, 41 of Carthage identified as the man who suffered gunshot wound. Read more…

On September 8, 2020 at approximately 01:52 am the Joplin Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots in the area of 4th and Brownell Avenue. Officers responded and located an adult male with a gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid on scene and he was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. He has been identified as Timothy J. Shorter, age 41, of Carthage, Missouri and he is currently listed in critical condition. The person who shot Shorter was contacted on scene and Detectives are not currently seeking any other involved individuals and there is no active threat to the community related to this incident. No arrest or charges have been made at this time. The investigation is on-going and any further updates will be released when they become available.

Capt William Davis, Joplin Police Department

ORIGINAL: JOPLIN, Mo. — Early Tuesday morning a few minutes before 2:00 AM emergency communications began receiving alerts regarding a man suffering a gunshot wound in the 400 bk S Brownell in Joplin.

Joplin Police, Joplin Fire and METS Ambulance responded.

2:09 AM METS Ambulance transported an adult male trauma to Freeman Hospital suffering GSW.

OVERNIGHT: Crime scene tape blocks the street and wraps a residence at 409 South Brownell. The JPD Crime Scene Command Unit lights up the neighborhood just south of E 4th and S Brownell.

Cpl Hayes of the Joplin Police Department tells us they responded at “1:52 AM to reports of gunshot in the 400 bl of South Brownell. Upon arrival officers administered aid to a male who had suffered a gunshot wound. There is no threat to the public, as this was an isolated incident.”

Joplin Detectives are investigating what occurred. There is one person detained at this time. There is no update on the medical condition of the man transported, Cpl Hayes also stated.


Shannon Becker is at the scene gathering information, watch for live! updates.

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