Monday, August 11, 2008

Globe identifies shooting victim as former Jasper County deputy

KOAM did it 12 hours ago, but the Joplin Globe has finally identified the victim of a Saturday night Joplin shooting as former Jasper County deputy Milton Ganz.

The Globe received its identification from the same source as KOAM, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.

Now leaving the journalism angle for a moment- what legitimate reason can the Joplin Police Department have for not releasing the name of the injured man or the names of the officers involved in the shooting for this long?

The JPD provided the following information, according to the Globe story:

Police were called to 2603 S. Monroe Ave. at 11:33 p.m. in reference to a suicidal subject with a gun who was making threats to kill himself. Upon arrival, officers confronted the man and ordered him to drop the weapon, but when he pointed the weapon at the officers they fired, hitting Ganz in the stomach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, Fox 14 broke the story at 9.