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Suspect Killed By JPD Identified

The suspect that was shot and killed by a Joplin Police officer has been identified as 31-year-old David Ingle of Joplin.

Joplin Police were called to the Roanoke neighborhood by a caller just before 9:30 Tuesday night that said a man was outside yelling, screaming, and possibly on drugs. A second call came in about Ingle as police were arriving on scene.

The first officer saw Ingle fall while running down the road. He was also yelling and screaming. Once the second officer arrived, they attempted to detain him, but he resisted.

Each officer fired their tasers at Ingle to detain him safely. Ingle was able to resist through multiple deployments of the taser and engaged an officer. During the taser deployments one officer was struck in the hand and she was unable to assist the other officer in detaining Ingle. The other officer at this time attempted to create distance with Ingle as Ingle engaged him. The officer fired his gun, hitting Ingle, as he was charging the officer.

No weapons were located on scene. Lifesaving efforts were completed by officers on scene until medical personnel arrived and transported 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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