Death in Joplin turns into a homicide investigation following autopsy

Death in Joplin turns into a homicide investigation following autopsy
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Death investigation underway on Roosevelt Street in Joplin (Dec.18, 2019)

The coroner says Jonathan E. Powell died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police are now calling it a homicide investigation.

Officers got a call on Wednesday, Dec.18, around 12:15 p.m. about unknown trouble at 1717 S. Roosevelt Ave (West Side Mini-Storage). They got there and found a man who had been shot.

EMS took him to Mercy Hospital where he later died. The victim was identified as Powell, 36, of Joplin.

If you have any information in reference to this case, contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131 x885.

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