Authorities identify victim in Jasper County death investigation

Jasper County Death Investigation
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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – The Jasper County Sherriff’s Office identify Brian Smith, 50, as the victim in a Jasper County death investigation.

On January 7th,  just before noon, police received a call of a disturbance with an unknown altercation.

When deputies arrived at 1763 S. Malang Road in Joplin, they found Smith deceased in the yard.

Smith had an apparent gunshot wound, according to the police.

Detectives then detained a 75-year-old male for questioning.

Authorities say that they are not looking for others involved at this time and claim the public is not in danger.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.


CHANGE: typo changed to state Smith is the victim