Joplin police work overnight, after an assault case turns into a homicide investigation.
This is koam news at six.
I'm kate kelley in for lisa olliges.
Just before 7 p-m last night, j-p-d responded to a call at third and connor--- where a man was found laying in the road after being assaulted.
The victim, 27-year-old shawn rockers of joplin, was taken to freeman hospital where he later died from his injuries.
An autopsy has been scheduled for monday in springfield.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information relating to the case is asked to contact the joplin police department.