Matthew Keith Putnam

On April 2nd, 2018 Matthew Keith Putnam was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38708
Original Source(s)
Date Created Apr 11th, 2018
Date Updated Apr 11th, 2018
Age 43
Gender Male
Race European-American/White
Incident Location
Address Coyote Drive
City Joplin
State MO
County Jasper
Incident Details
Date April 2nd, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Drowned
Name -
Agency -
A Seneca police officer attempted to initiate a car stop in Seneca, but when the driver, Matthew Putnam, failed to stop, a pursuit began. It ended when Putnam drove the vehicle into Shoal Creek. Police said he got out of the vehicle and was standing in shallow water. The officers told Putnam to come out of the water and he said "no" and started walking west in the water. The officers kept an eye on the man, who began yelling for help and disappeared under the water. Divers found his body a short time later.

Police pursuit ends with man drowning in Shoal Creek