One Person Shot; Suspected Shooter in Custody After Successful Police Pursuit into Kansas

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Galena Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office assist Joplin Police taking suspect into custody near Schimmerhorn Park early Tuesday

(JOPLIN, Mo.) – Joplin Police Department tell us Monday night that one person was shot during an argument in the 1200 bk of South Connor.

The suspected shooter then fled in a known vehicle that Joplin Police spotted a short time later near the edge of town.

That vehicle didn’t stop for Joplin police so then a pursuit began that went west into Kansas, involving SEK agencies.

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“Joplin Police responded to a call at 11:19 PM, reported as a disturbance with a weapon. Dispatchers received information of a victim being shot at 1214 South Connor. As officers responded they did find a victim on the scene suffering a gunshot wound. EMS arrived very quickly and aid was tendered and he was transported to a hospital. Appears to be non life-threatening injuries.

We were then able to get a suspect description from the victim and a witness on the scene. Then one of our officers noticed the suspect on the outskirts of town and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit went into Kansas.

Galena Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office assisted our agency. After a lengthy pursuit the suspect was apprehended without any further incident.”

Sgt William Davis, Joplin Police Department

The shooting victim is currently receiving treatment at a Joplin hospital.

Police assured us this is an isolated incident and public is not threatened.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.


ORIGINAL BREAKING STORY

JOPLIN, Mo.– Joplin police are on scene Monday night after a report of gunfire.

A person has been taken to the hospital, authorities believe the injuries are non-life threatening.

It all happened after 11:00 P.M. in the area of 1214 South Connor Ave.

Joplin police are on scene now working to figure out what happened.

Our Joplin News First reporter is there working to bring us the latest.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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