A Robinson man shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents last week was identified as Joshua Steven Mitchell, 44, by an autopsy order.

FBI agents shot and killed Mitchell at his house at 780 Stegall Drive on Thursday morning. The autopsy order states Mitchell’s time of death was about 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee confirmed the identity of Mitchell on Tuesday afternoon. FBI officials continued their work at the property until Saturday evening.

Lee said the operation started at about 6 a.m. Thursday and concluded at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. No new information about the “court-authorized law enforcement operation” that brought FBI agents to Mitchell’s home was released Tuesday.

Updated information may be released later this week, Lee said.

Assistant U.S. District Attorney Mark Frazier declined to provide additional information to the Tribune-Herald on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials announced Thursday that during the FBI’s “court-authorized law enforcement action” a then-unidentified individual had threatened “lethal force” against officers. They declined to confirm any shooting until a press conference Friday morning.

“Suspicious items” were discovered at the property later Friday. No description of the items was released, but agents said there was no longer any threat to residents before the neighborhood was reopened Saturday.

Mitchell was arrested in 2010 in Denton on a charge of fraudulent use of identifying information, a third-degree felony charge. He was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

Recommended for you

Load comments