Captain William Davis Joplin Police Department

Name of Officer who Stopped Joplin Shooter Identified

Authorities have released the name of the officer who stopped a man that shot 3 Joplin police officers and killed one.

Captain William Davis is the man who shot and killed 40-year-old Anthony Felix on Tuesday afternoon. Felix opened fire on officers Tuesday afternoon. Officers were attempting to arrest Felix when the shooting began.

Felix shot 3 officers, 2 of which are still hospitalized. Their conditions have not been updated at this time.

The third officer was Corporal Ben Cooper, who tragically died of his injuries Tuesday night.

Per the department’s policy, Davis has been placed on administrative leave. He was not injured during the shooting.

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