An autopsy has been scheduled to take place tomorrow in Columbia. Joplin Investigators will be finished processing the scene this evening.
The suspect in this incident, Michael D. Findley, 45, of Springfield, was armed with a handgun at the time the task force attempted to take him into custody. Findley was shot and killed at the scene. The deceased subject was a parole absconder who was originally charged with 2nd degree assault on a law enforcement officer. He also had an active warrant for felony stealing.
No Joplin officers were involved in the shooting. The Federal Task Force that was involved in the shooting is a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. The officers present at the scene of the shooting were from the Marshals Service and also Greene County Deputies attached to the Task Force.
More information will be released as the investigation progresses.