Quantcast

Joplin shooting suspect in custody; charges filed - KOAM TV 7

Joplin shooting suspect in custody; charges filed

Updated:

Updated May 7, 2014: Joplin shooting suspect in custody; charges filed

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF JOPLIN

The Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges of Armed Criminal Action and First Degree Assault on Matthew Garcia, a 22 year old male of Joplin, in reference to the shooting that occurred on May 4, 2014 in the area of 14th and Cleveland.

If anyone has any information on where this suspect might be, please contact the Joplin Police Department. You can contact us via phone at 417-623-3131, on our web page at www.joplinpolice.org, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook/JoplinPD .

# # #


Updated May 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM CST:  Person of interest in shooting identified; still being sought

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

On May 4, 2014 at approximately 9:30 PM, officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the area of 14th and Cleveland for a possible shooting. Officers arrived and located the victim of an apparent gunshot. The victim received one gunshot wound that was non-life threatening. He was transported to Freeman West Hospital where he is currently listed in good condition.

The Investigations Bureau responded to the incident. A person of interest in this case has been identified and the Joplin Police Department is currently looking for this person. It appears that the victim and person of interest are known acquaintances of each other and the incident began as an argument between the person of interest and the victim.

The victim in the shooting has been identified as 23 year old, David C. Reynolds II of Joplin.

This continues to be an on-going investigation. We will send more information out once this has been updated.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Joplin Police Department. You can contact us via phone at 417-623-3131, on our web page at www.joplinpolice.org, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook/JoplinPD.

# # #




Posted May 5, 2014 at 12:41 AM CST:  Joplin Police Department responded to a shooting at a residential neighborhood on 14th and Cleveland Street Sunday evening.

The call came in around 9:30 p.m. for reports of shots fired, and gunshot wounds occurring outside a residential home in the area, according to Corporal Chuck Niess of the Joplin Police Department.

One man, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital for his injuries. There is no word on his condition.

Neighbors say they heard multiple shots be fired, along with several sirens sound.

Niess says they believe officers know who the suspect is. He said there was no police involvement during the dispute between the two and they don't suspect him to be dangerous to other neighbors.

Crews blocked off the area surrounding the homes, as crews continued searching for additional evidence, including bullet casings.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Highway Patrol also responded to the scene.

As of 12:30 a.m., the suspect remains at large.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mercy Clinic Columbus Welcomes New Physician

    Mercy Clinic Columbus Welcomes New Physician

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:23:15 GMT
    Columbus, KS - James L. Compton, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Columbus, Kansas on September 16. Dr. Compton received his medical education from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO and completed his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.He is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice and emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Ph...More >>
    Columbus, KS - James L. Compton, DO, joined Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Columbus, Kansas on September 16. Dr. Compton received his medical education from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO and completed his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.He is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice and emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Ph...More >>
  • SEK-CAP Closes Waiting List for HUD Program on September 30

    SEK-CAP Closes Waiting List for HUD Program on September 30

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:12:28 GMT
    Girard, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on September 30th, 2014. All eligible, complete applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed and added to the waitlist.The Section 8 HCV Program assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies, based on household income. Applicants must live within SEK-CAP'...More >>
    Girard, KS – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP will close the waiting list for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program on September 30th, 2014. All eligible, complete applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed and added to the waitlist.The Section 8 HCV Program assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies, based on household income. Applicants must live within SEK-CAP'...More >>
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - Joplin hosting 2nd Annual Coats for Kids

    Buffalo Wild Wings - Joplin hosting 2nd Annual Coats for Kids

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:03:57 GMT
    Joplin, MO - Buffalo Wild Wings of Joplin is hosting its 2nd Annual Coats for Kids drive. Bring in a clean, gently used coat for donation and BWW will give you a $5 BWW Gift Certificate* to use on a future visit. All coats collected will go to kids here at the Boys and Girls Club.*Maximum of 4 gift certificates per person.More >>
    Joplin, MO - Buffalo Wild Wings of Joplin is hosting its 2nd Annual Coats for Kids drive. Bring in a clean, gently used coat for donation and BWW will give you a $5 BWW Gift Certificate* to use on a future visit. All coats collected will go to kids here at the Boys and Girls Club.*Maximum of 4 gift certificates per person.More >>
  • Kelly ReidMore>>

  • Pittsburg Groups Seek Public Input on Making City More Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly

    Pittsburg Groups Seek Public Input on Making City More Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:15:49 GMT
    Pittsburg residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how to improve bicycling and pedestrian walkways and trails in the city. With one trail already in the works, officials are reaching out to the public for help on the next one.More >>
    Pittsburg residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how to improve bicycling and pedestrian walkways and trails in the city. With one trail already in the works, officials are reaching out to the public for help on the next one.More >>
  • Local Women's Shelters See Increase Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

    Local Women's Shelters See Increase Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:35:56 GMT
    Domestic violence has been the headline this week with the NFL and the situation involving Ray Rice. Now local women's shelters are seeing an increase in calls coming in. Shelters across our area say when domestic violence makes headlines nationally, people in our area take notice.More >>
    Domestic violence has been the headline this week with the NFL and the situation involving Ray Rice. Now local women's shelters are seeing an increase in calls coming in. Shelters across our area say when domestic violence makes headlines nationally, people in our area take notice.More >>
  • First Responders Honored with Memorial Monument

    First Responders Honored with Memorial Monument

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:31:26 GMT
    To serve and protect is a risk first responders take every day. One college is remembering the fallen with a memorial and dedication. The four states is no stranger to tragedy. While our nation grieved as a whole on September 11, 2001, our community grieved together on May 22, 2011. Now Crowder College is remembering all those who gave their lives...to protect ours.More >>
    To serve and protect is a risk first responders take every day. One college is remembering the fallen with a memorial and dedication. The four states is no stranger to tragedy. While our nation grieved as a whole on September 11, 2001, our community grieved together on May 22, 2011. Now Crowder College is remembering all those who gave their lives...to protect ours.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.