Shooting at Garden Manor injures one; suspect arrested

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JONESBORO, Ark. – Police worked yet another shooting Wednesday night in north Jonesboro.

At 7:14 PM, Jonesboro police were dispatched to Garden Manor Apartments. The complex sits on Warren Street which is the first parallel street east of North Church Street. A maintenance man confirmed the shooting had taken place the night before but said the owners told him to keep quiet.

JPD Information Specialist Sally Smith confirmed to NEA Report that investigators were still pouring over the file with detail to learn what happened. All she could confirm was that one person was shot.

A resident told a reporter Thursday morning he had heard the shots to the south/east of him in the complex. He said he and his five children were inside when it happened. He described it as a terrifying experience.

No suspect information is known by the media as of this publication.

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9:45 AM: Officers responded to a “Shots being fired” call around 7:14 p.m. Victim was shot in the groin area and transported to a Regional Trauma Center, a blotter report showed.

At 11:16 PM, Jonesboro Police sent out a press release.

Approximately 7:14 p.m. on January 30th, Jonesboro police were dispatched to the Garden Manor Apartments in regards to shots being fired. Police were advised of an altercation between two individuals, resulting in the victim receiving a gunshot wound.

Mason Franklin Gott, 30 of Jonesboro, was placed under arrest for shooting 42 year old, Thomas Jerry Ryan. Police and EMS attended to the injuries before Gipson was transported to the Trauma Center in Memphis. He is listed in guarded condition, at this time.


The investigation is ongoing, JPD’s release said.

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  1. What a sad day it is when a man like this gets his bail reduced to $35K. this scum bag was going to kill someone eventually. I have watch this victim go through hell the past 2 months. His whole life changed. He nearly died, lost his leg, went through unimaginable pain and suffering. This scum bag gets to go free. I want to know the judge that made this decision. I have watched this family suffer unimaginable pain. Not one person from this scums family ever even checked to see how anyone was affected.

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