Joplin Police investigate fatal shooting of 17-year-old girl, father is in custody

JOPLIN, Mo. — About 9:45 p.m. Sunday night Joplin 911 Emergency Dispatch were alerted to reports of a shooting at 310 S Connor. Joplin Police, Joplin Fire and METS ambulance responded emergency. 

Sgt Ketrina Jones of JPD on scene tells us a 17-year-old female victim had suffered a gunshot wound. She was rushed to a local hospital Priority One Trauma. She says there were multiple witnesses inside the residence when they shooting occurred. “We do have a suspect detained.”  She then emphasized they do not feel there is a further threat to the public. 

Capt William Davis updates us Monday morning saying the victim died this morning shortly after 8:00 a.m. He states in a release of information:

Todd J. Mayes, age 59 of Joplin shot his 17 year old daughter during a disturbance at the residence. Mayes was arrested and remains in custody in the Joplin City Jail. Investigators are currently working with the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on formal charges related to this incident. An autopsy is also currently being scheduled.”

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