Update: Jasper County Deputies investigate death of 50-year-old man

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UPDATE:   Death Investigation

According to a press release, after further investigation into the shooting at 1763 Malang Road, Joplin, there will not be charges filed at this time. The deceased has been identified as Brian Smith, 50. He was a resident of that address. An autopsy has been schedule for Monday

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JOPLIN, MO.– Jasper County Deputies responded to a call about an altercation on S. Malang Road the afternoon of January 7 around noon.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a 50-year-old male dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the front yard of the residence. A 75-year-old male was detained by Detectives for questioning and they are currently not looking for anyone else connected to the incident at this time.

According to a press release, the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. Updates will be given when it is appropriate to do so. The public is not in any danger.


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