- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Police say a man shot and killed by Springfield officers was from the Joplin area and had a long criminal history.

Police Chief Paul Williams said in a news release the man shot Wednesday was 30-year-old Joseph Tyndall.

The statement says Tyndall was involved in a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday and when police tried stop him, he fled on foot. He was driving a stolen car and was wearing a stolen Joplin Fire Department uniform.

After a chase on foot, during which he was hit with a Taser and bean bags, police say Tyndall pointed a gun at two officers, who fired and killed him.

Tyndall’s lengthy criminal included convictions for unlawful use of a weapon, burglary and receiving stolen property. He was on parole when he was shot.

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