Monday, January 3, 2022

From the desk of Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax

On 12/31/2021 at approximately 11:07 pm Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a person being shot across the street from 1326 NW Elm Street in Amsterdam Missouri. Deputies and Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched. 

Upon arrival at the location they found one male subject suffering from a gunshot wound to the face laying on the ground. The victim was initially breathing but unconscious. 

A short time after law enforcement arrived the victim stopped breathing and CPR was initiated by first responders and law enforcement. The victim, Identified as Michael R Strup, was transported by Bates County EMS to St. Luke’s Trauma Center on the Plaza.

Yesterday, 1/2/22, I was notified that Mr. Strup passed away. I have initiated the death investigation and an autopsy will be conducted. My office is currently regarding the investigation as a homicide. I will provide additional information as it is finalized.

Greg Mullinax
Bates County Coroner

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