Search underway for suspect who shot Sikeston man Monday morning

SIKESTON, MO — The search is on for a man wanted for shooting a 71-year-old Sikeston man in the torso Monday morning.

The Sikeston Department of Public Service says the incident started around 7:00 a.m. when the victim walked over to his neighbor’s home in the 200 block of Tanner Street.

As he approached the back door, a man walked up to victim from a car parked on Park Street.

The victim said the man was talking to him and then pushed him inside the back door. The two men were fighting when the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the torso.

The suspect then left in a small silver car. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.

Police are still looking for the suspect in the small silver car. He was described as a man in his 30’s and is around six feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 573-475-3761.

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