Joplin police Cpl. Brian Henderson


The Highway Patrol has been called in to take over the investigation of an officer involved shooting in Joplin that resulted in the death of a suspect.

Lt. Brian Lewis says that Cpl. Brian Henderson attempted to stop 34 year-old David C. Bogard at a DWI saturation point for suspicion of DWI, but the man fled on foot.
David C. Bogard (above)

After a brief foot chase Bogard allegedly assaulted and maced the police officer who shot Bogard to defend himself.

An autopsy on Bogard is scheduled for tomorrow in Springfield.

Henderson, a twelve year veteran of the department, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
UPDATE 09-08-09 5:15 p.m.:
Preliminary autopsy results show that Bogard died from as a results from gunshot wounds. Cpl. Henderson fired his weapon three times. Two of those rounds struck Bogard. The location of the gunshot wounds is not being released at this time.
It could take toxicology reports up to six weeks to come back from the crime lab.
UPDATE 09-09-09 5:20 p.m.:
Investigators with the highway patrol say that Henderson was justified in the shooting of Bogard.

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