Fatal Shooting Update, Victim's Name Released - KOAM TV 7

Fatal Shooting Update, Victim's Name Released


The Joplin Police Department says the victim of Saturday's shooting was 36-year-old Daywon Carson of Joplin.

On June 2nd, 2018, authorities responded to a shooting at 819 South Connor. When officers arrived they found Carson on the ground with a gunshot wound. Police took over life saving efforts being given by witnesses. Carson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the alleged shooter was at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Police are looking into claims that the shooting was self-defense. Authorities have not made any arrests or asked for any charges to be filed at this time.

The Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel says preliminary autopsy results show Carson died of a single gunshot wound to the upper chest.

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