Police investigate death of assaulted man

JOPLIN, Mo. - UPDATE:  JPD releases name of murder victim.

The victim who died from a serious assault last night is 27-year-old Shawn M. Rockers of Joplin. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday in Springfield. 

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Joplin Police Department 


On Friday night, at 6:50 p.m., Joplin Police responded to 3rd and Connor where a man was laying in the road after being assaulted.

The victim was transported to Freeman Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives are now conducting a death investigation.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to please contact the Joplin Police Department.

Contact Information:
24 hours a day you can call, 417-623-3131 press 0 and tell operator you have information.

This is a developing story. Updates will be made as more information is released.

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