Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Joplin man arrested after shooting death of his roommate

(From the Joplin Police Department)

On May 18th 2015 at 8:18 p.m. Joplin 911 received a call of a shooting at K-Wood Mobile Estates 200 East Zora lot 38.

On arrival officers found the victim (name withheld pending notification of next of kin) a 49 year old male deceased in the residence, due to an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim’s roommate Alexander C. Sewell (39) was on scene at the time of the shooting. Sewell is currently in custody on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

The deceased is James Swatsenberg 49, 200 East Zora lot 38, Joplin.

Sewell's bond has been set at $10,000.00 cash only The autopsy on Swatsenberg has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 20th .

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