The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

April 12, 2013

Fugitive shot at motel was a parole absconder

JOPLIN, Mo. — A man shot and killed by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force outside the Motel 6 in Joplin was a parole absconder who had been convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Authorities are still withholding the identity of the fugitive killed in the shooting in the parking lot of the motel at 3031 S. Range Line Road pending notification of his next of kin.

But Joplin police have corrected information released earlier today that he was a suspect in a homicide. Police now say the fugitive had been convicted of second-degree assault on an officer and had an outstanding warrant for felony stealing.

Shots were fired at 8:35 a.m. when members of the task force, which includes some Greene County sheriff’s deputies, encountered the fugitive outside the motel. No officers or civilians were injured in the shooting.

1
Text Only
Crime & Courts
Local News
Sports
Facebook
Poll

How do you plan to vote on Missouri's Amendment 5 on the Aug. 5 ballot?

A. For it.
B. Against it.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN