The 23-year-oldJoseph was on parole for armed robbery and felony firearms convictions at the time of Tuesday's incident. He served a little over five years on a 15 year maximum sentence that was part of a plea deal.
Joseph was released from prison on October 2, 2012. He was due to stay on parole until October 2014.
Sources are telling 7 Action News that the officers were tracking Joseph as part of the investigation into a murder that occurred last month at the Rio Motel on McNichols.
The officers apparently tired to stop the car Joseph was driving, leading to a chase that ended when the car was boxed in at Linwood near Hooker.