Overnight Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release:

Contact Information:
Steve Farnsworth
Deputy Chief, Kirksville Police Department


(Kirksville, MO) - Last night, March 28, 2017, at 9:35 pm, Kirksville Police officers were dispatched to 809 East Jefferson Street in response to a reported shooting. At the scene, officers discovered one deceased white male. A suspect, Joshua D. Atkins, of Kirksville, was arrested at the scene, charges pending. The victim's name will be released upon the notification of his family. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Police Department at 660.785.6945. The Police Department was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Truman State Department of Public Safety.

For any questions, please contact the Police Department at 660.785.6945.


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