Shooting hospitalizes one; suspect sought

JONESBORO, Ark. – Six gunshots caused Brandis Dickson to dive toward the ground Tuesday night.

“I was sitting inside doing homework for school and when I heard the gunshots, I just ducked and looked out to see what was going on,” Dickson said.

It was reported at 7:33 p.m., Jonesboro Police Department Information Officer Paul Holmes told NEA Report. Several witnesses described to NEA Report six consecutive gunshots, all in a row, taking place on Clover Drive at the 2200-block. 

“I was here, I was inside and there was six gunshots that happened across the street,” Dickson said. “So I was looking out the window and I saw the guy – he was short – he ran across Bel Air (Apartments). He had on a white t-shirt and blue jeans.”

Another witness said a male friend got a closer look at the suspect and he appeared to be a teenager. The shorter black male reportedly got into an SUV and fled the area after shooting a man, sending him to the hospital.

A neighbor said the man was believed to be shot in the leg and buttocks region. He was taken to the hospital, where his condition has not been disclosed to media since.

A witness, who asked NEA Report not to mention his/her name, said the house where an individual was shot has been receiving a substantial amount of traffic over the past few days, coming and going. This individual said it was suspected illicit behavior – possibly drug related.

Several neighbors said there have been many problems on the street, recently. One said SWAT teams have raided the house in question on at least two separate occasions.

If you can help authorities locate the suspect or tip them off with any useful information, call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

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