Joplin Police Capt placed on administrative leave during shooting investigation

After three officers were wounded, Capt Davis ended the threat by shooting the now-deceased suspect.
KOAM SKY DRONE IMAGE OVER 9TH AND CONNECTICUT, JOPLIN. INSET, CAPT WILLIAM DAVIS.
KOAM SKY DRONE IMAGE OVER 9TH AND CONNECTICUT, JOPLIN. INSET CAPT WILLIAM DAVIS OF JPD PLACED ON ADMIN LEAVE.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Earlier Wednesday Joplin Police Chief Sloan Roland stated in a press conference, regarding the officer-involved shooting Tuesday at 9th and Connecticut, “an officer returned fire and struck the suspect repeatedly.”

The suspect, Anthony Felix, 40, died at a hospital a short time later.

That Joplin officer is now identified as Capt William Davis. He has been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  He was not injured in the incident.

Three JPD officers suffered gunshot wounds at two locations on Tuesday.

One officer died of injuries, Cpl Ben Cooper. A second is in serious but stable condition and a third is still critical at a Joplin hospital.

Asst Chief Brian Lewis states in a press release more details will be released Thursday morning.

The Officer Memorial …

The JPD cruiser decorated with flowers, stuffed animals, notes and momentos located in front of the Police Department, 303 E 3rd, will be moved inside to the Police Department lobby by Thursday afternoon due to impending winter weather.  The lobby will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

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