(10:30 a.m.) – Authorities have identified the St. Joseph man killed in an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jason Fanning, 27 was fatally wounded in the shooting incident that took place around 2:37 at the intersection of 20th and Charles St.
As we previously reported, Captain Jeff Wilson said an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 20th and Charles Street and in the process of investigating, the officer fired shots. Fanning, allegedly the driver of the vehicle was hit during the incident and transported to the hospital where he later died.
Sgt. Jake Angle with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the St. Joseph Police Department has requested the patrol investigate the incident. Capt. Wilson said the officer has been placed on administrative leave. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday afternoon. The patrol is continuing to investigate.
(UPDATE 7:50 a.m.) – A fatal officer involved shooting early Monday morning is under investigation.
According to Captain Jeff Wilson, around 2:39 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 20th and Charles Street and in the process of investigating, the officer fired shots. A 27-year-old driver was struck. The driver was transported to the hospital and later died.
Capt. Wilson said the officer has been placed on administrative leave.
The Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. We will update this post as we find out more details.
(5 a.m.) – The St. Joseph Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating a shooting incident involving an officer that occurred early Monday morning.
According to Sgt. Brett Kelley with the police department, the incident began at 2:39 a.m. at 20th Street and Charles Street. Sgt. Kelley confirmed someone was injured. He said more details will be available later in the day as the investigation continues.