Joplin Police Blotter: Shooting on Iowa
May 20, 2014
UPDATE: The investigation into the shooting that occurred at 2720 S. Iowa is still ongoing. We have determined that there was another person involved that shot the victim one time in the abdomen with an unknown handgun. The victim has been identified as David Erickson, a 34-year-old male from Joplin. He remains in stable condition at the hospital.

It is unknown who the suspect is at this time. We are still asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact the Joplin Police Department with that information.


At approximately 2 a.m. on May 19, 2014, officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to Freeman West ER for a 34-year-old male subject that was at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A female subject had brought the male to the hospital and dropped him off.

After further investigation, it was determined that the shooting incident occurred at the male subjectís residence which is located at 2720 S. Iowa in Joplin. It is unknown at this time whether the gunshot was self-inflicted or whether the subject was shot by someone else. The subject of the shooting is not being forthcoming with information at this time. The subject is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital. The Joplin Police Departmentís Investigations Bureau is currently investigating the incident.

If anyone has any information on this incident, please contact the Joplin Police Department via phone at (417) 623-3131 or go online here.

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