Thursday, August 30, 2018

Autopsy: Murder victim shot four times, including once in chest, Joplin man held without bond

A Joplin man is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the Wednesday morning shooting death of Diamond J. Bradley, 33, Joplin, at the Economy Inn and Suites, 1700 W. 30th Street.

Kosaksy Phillip, 24, who was already awaiting trial on felony drug and tampering charges, is being held, according to a Joplin Police Department news release.

An autopsy completed today in Kansas City shows Bradley was shot four times, including once in the chest, once in the hip and twice in the lower leg.

JPD officers were called to Economy Inn and Suites at 11:49 a.m. after a report of a shooting and found a wounded Bradley, who died later at Freeman West Hospital.

While a search was conducted, a lockdown was put into effect at Irving Elementary School and various nearby businesses.

The manhunt for Phillip ended with his arrest at 3:55 p.m. in the area of Economy Inn and Suites.

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