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Officer, suspect die after shooting in Joplin, Missouri

2 other officers injured
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Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 21:21:21-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One officer and a suspect died in a shooting in Joplin, Missouri, on Tuesday. Two other officers were also injured.

NBC affiliate KSN reported the incident began at Geneva Avenue and east 9th Street at a Buckle retail store.

The Joplin Globe reports the incident started at 1:22 p.m.

The incident later moved to east 9th Street and Connecticut Avenue and into Laura Lane.

KSN reported gunfire was exchanged during that duration.

Since then, one officer and the suspect have died.

One of the other officers remains in critical conditions while the third remains in critical but stable condition, according to KSN.

Joplin is about two-and-half hours south of Kansas City.

More information will be announced during a press conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday.