Name of Joplin shooting victim released; unknown who the suspect is at this time

Updated May 20, 2014 – NEWS RELEASE FROM THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The investigation into the shooting that occurred at 2720 S. Iowa is still ongoing. We have determined that there was another person involved that shot the victim one time in the abdomen with an unknown handgun. The victim has been identified as David Erickson, a 34 year old male from Joplin. He remains in stable condition at the hospital.

It is unknown who the suspect is at this time. We are still asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact the Joplin Police Department with that information.

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Posted on May 19, 2014 – NEWS RELEASE FROM THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

On May 19, 2014 at approximately 2:00AM, Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to Freeman West ER for a 34 year old male subject that was at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A female subject had brought the male to the hospital and dropped him off.

After further investigation, it was determined that the shooting incident occurred at the male subject’s residence which is located at 2720 S. Iowa in Joplin. It is unknown at this time whether the gunshot was self-inflicted or whether the subject was shot by someone else. The subject of the shooting is not being forthcoming with information at this time. The subject is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital. The Joplin Police Department’s Investigations Bureau is currently investigating the incident.

If anyone has any information on this incident, please contact the Joplin Police Department. You can contact us via phone at 417-623-3131, on our web page at www.joplinpolice.org, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook/JoplinPD.

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