Jasper County Deputy shot is doing good, suspect found dead

Deputy has a non-life-threatening injury

UPDATE: Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser says they found the suspect dead from a gunshot wound on the property. They would not specify if it was self-inflicted or not. Kaiser says authorities did return fire, so they will be investigating details into the suspect’s death. The Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the deputy or the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy was treated at the hospital and is doing good. His injuries are not life-threatening. He’s been discharged with follow-up appointments on Friday.

“Thank you everyone for the prayers and messages of concern for our Deputy. It is much appreciated.” – posted on JSCO’s Facebook page.

The Sheriff’s Office says the name of the Deputy will be released at a later time.

JCSO posted “A heart felt thank you to all of the law enforcement agencies that came to help us in our time of need. There were probably 200 officers that came from area law enforcement agencies to help us. Thank you so much.”

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UPDATE: According to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect has been located and the situation is under control. The investigation is ongoing. KOAM is waiting for more details.

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Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says they were following up on leads of a stolen vehicle. They went to a residence east of Joplin when shots were fired and a deputy was hit in the right leg. Sgt. Tim Williams says the injury appears to be non-life-threatening.

Sgt. Williams says they are working on a peaceful resolution and have the house surrounded. They do believe the suspect is inside. Authorities are asking people to avoid the area of N. Travis Acres and Gerbitz Roads.

Sgt. Williams took the deputy to the hospital.

Joplin SWAT is assisting.

The Sheriff’s Office says ” We are seeking assistance from the public. This afternoon during a follow up investigation at 5206 Gerbitz in Joplin a suspect shot one of our deputies in the leg. The suspect is described as a bald white male, short in stature, no shirt with tattoos. It is uncertain whether he in pants or shorts at this time. If anyone sees anyone watching this description on foot near Travis Acers in Joplin call 911 immediately.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as information is available and confirmed.

KOAM has a crew on the scene.

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