From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
A federal task force looking for a fugitive encountered him about 8:30 a.m. today on the parking lot of the Motel 6. Shots were exchanged and the fugitive was killed, according to officials with the Joplin Police Department.
No identification or other details have yet been released.
No Joplin officers were involved in the shooting, according to JPD.
Cpl. Chuck Niess, with the Joplin Police Department, said the area around the motel at 3013 S. Range Line Road has been cordoned off for the investigation.