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Suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting is identified

Joplin North Shooting
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Joplin North Shooting

JOPLIN, Mo. - Update: The two officers involved in the shooting of David T. Ingle on August 13, 2019 are identified as Officer Grant Meador and Officer Laken Rawlins. Officer Meador is a five-year veteran of the Joplin Police Department. Officer Meador is the police officer who fired his service pistol during the incident. Officer Laken Rawlins is a two-year veteran of the Joplin Police Department. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation into the shooting continues. 

KOAM requested body camera footage. The Joplin Police Department denied the request because it's an active investigation.

KOAM did receive a criminal history report for Ingle. He pleaded guilty in three separate incidences to resisting arrest. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer.

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A suspect dies in an officer-involved shooting in Joplin. Authorities have identified the man as David Ingle, 31, of Joplin.

The incident happened around midnight last night. 

The Joplin Police Department says Ingle was reported as a suspicious person yelling, screaming and possibly on drugs by one caller.

Authorities got a second call about Ingle's behavior as officers were arriving.

The JPD states, "The first officer arrived and observed Ingle running down the roadway then fall to the ground yelling and screaming. Once the second officer arrived, they attempted to detain Ingle due to his erratic behavior."

Police say Ingle resisted officers. Each officer fired their tasers at Ingle to try to detain him safely.

Ingle was able to resist through multiple deployments of the taser and engaged an officer, according to authorities.

During the taser deployments, police say one officer was hit in the hand and she was unable to assist the other officer in detaining Ingle.

The other officer at this time tried to create distance with Ingle as Ingle engaged him. 

"The officer fired his duty weapon striking Ingle, as Ingle was charging the officer. No weapons were located on scene," states Joplin Police.

Authorities say lifesaving efforts were done by officers until EMS arrived. Medical personnel took Ingle to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

One officer was transported to a local hospital for the injuries she sustained to her hand. She has since been released. 

Both officers are on paid administrative leave in accordance with department policy pending an investigation being conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and JPD Internal Affairs. Both officers were wearing body worn cameras. 

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