ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (St. JOSEPH POST) –  Authorities have identified the St. Joseph man killed in an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that Jason Fanning, 27, was fatally wounded in the shooting incident that took place around 2:37 p.m. at the intersection of 20th and Charles St.

Jason Fanning, Facebook photo

As St. Joe Post reported, Captain Jeff Wilson said an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 20th and Charles Street and in the process of investigating, the officer fired shots. Fanning, allegedly the driver of the vehicle was hit during the incident and transported to the hospital where he later died.


Sgt. Jake Angle with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the St. Joseph Police Department has requested the patrol investigate the incident.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday afternoon.  The patrol is continuing to investigate.