The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 11, 2013

Joplin police determine fatal shooting was a suicide


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— A shooting Thursday night at a residence near the intersection of 12th Street and Geneva Avenue has been determined to be a suicide, according to the Joplin Police Department.

A man was taken to a hospital shortly after 7 p.m. with a self-inflicted gunshot wound that proved to be fatal, according to Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin police Department. The identity of the man has yet to be released.