Man Shot By Greene County Deputies Was Joshua Ford From Springfield
Authorities in Greene County say it was 33-year-old Joshua Ford who was shot and killed by a deputy on Farm Road 45 near Bois D'Arc.
Ford was no stranger to law enforcement. The sheriff says a homeowner confronted Ford walking outside his house. He then took off into some woods.
Deputies say it appeared Ford had a weapon and charged at officers. Three deputies are on paid leave.
From a press release from the Greene County Sheriff's Office...
The identity of the deceased suspect in the officer-involved shooting incident which occurred on 12/01/13 in Western Greene County has been confirmed as Joshua D Ford (white male, 33- years old from Springfield).
Ford has had numerous contacts with law enforcement. It is still unclear what Ford’s motive or intention was at the address on S Farm Road 45. An autopsy has been scheduled in Columbia, MO where GC Detectives will be present.
The investigation into this incident still continues and the GC Deputies involved remain on paid administrative leave.