Joplin police are looking for a burglary suspect. Lt. Matt Stewart tells News Talk KZRG they got a call to an apartment at 1702 Ohio last night when a tenant caught a burglar in a neighbor's apartment.
"The person that called said she saw the subject armed with a gun. Because of that, the SWAT team was deployed to make contact with the subject, but he had fled prior to officers' arrival."
There were reports of shots fired in that area... Stewart says that was just the sound of gas being deployed by SWAT. The suspect is described as a white male with a beard and a muscular build. Stewart says he made off with some items from the apartment, but couldn't go into details as to exactly what they were.