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JONESBORO, Ark. – Seven gunshots were fired by a suspect Monday night in Jonesboro, sending police to a residential neighborhood to investigate what happened.
Around 10:05 PM Monday night, July 29, at the 3500-block of Rustic Cove (near Nettleton area of town; off of Race Street), seven gunshots were fired at a retired 63-year-old woman’s house. Three bullets struck the house and one bullet struck a fence.
Apparently, another bullet hit the ground because that was immediately seen by Officer Christopher Shull with the Jonesboro Police Department. He was dispatched at 10:06 PM and arrived to find the bullet strike in the dirt just north of the northwest corner of the house which was shot.
Officers quickly found four brass shell casings across the fence in the backyard of a residence at the 2400-block of Fairview. That’s when they contacted a sergeant and called out CID to investigate.
A suspect, 18, was identified but police were not certain he was the shooter. Because of this, we are opting not to publish his name.
“This is still under investigation and the suspect that was listed may not be the shooter,” Sally Smith, JPD Public Information Specialist, said. “He is someone that was in the area at the time. The house was not the target.”
Whomever the suspect ends up being could face felony charges.
JPD is continuing to investigate the case but couldn’t release anymore details on Wednesday. If you know anything that could help police, contact JPD’s Criminal Investigation Division at 935-6710.