Suspect Killed in Gunfire Exchange with Law Enforcement

Urbanman 2019

Officers shoot and kill suspect after the suspect shot at officers.


The suspect's name has been released.

His Name was Brad Stirewalt, 47, of Diamond, Missouri.

Carthage, Mo: Officer involved shooting in Carthage Sunday night leaves a man dead.

Trooper Sam Carpenter Missouri State Highway Patrol tells us that a Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy located a possible intoxicated driver in the area of MO-59 and FF traveling northbound shortly after 11:00 p.m.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol were all in the area of the Carthage roundabout.

The subject exited the vehicle with a weapon. Shot at officers.

One of the officers was struck in the upper thigh but did not seek medical treatment and the injury wasn’t life-threatening.

A trooper and a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy struck the subject with gunfire.

No names on the suspect at the moment.

Both Officers are on leave pending investigation. The investigation is being conducted currently.