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UPDATE: No charges to be filed at this time following shooting death

Deceased man identified as 50-year-old Brian Smith

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser tells NewsTalk KZRG that, after further investigation into the shooting at 1763 Malang Road in Joplin on Friday, no charges will be filed at this time.

The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Brian Smith.

Smith was a resident at that address. 

On  Friday, at approximately noon, Jasper County Deputies received a call of a disturbance with an unknown altercation.

When deputies arrived, they found a 50 year old male deceased in the yard with an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives had detained a 75 year old male for questioning.

The Sheriff’s office says an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.


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