The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a call for help early Tuesday to Apartment 5 of Colonial Park Apartments located at 819 Davis. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found three injured individuals lying on the floor of the apartment.
According to DPS Director Drew Juden, information obtained by officers thus far in the investigation indicates a man knocked on the front door of the apartment occupied by Michael Terry, 49, and Jennifer Terry, age unavailable.
As Terry was unlocking the door, the man fired a shot through the door striking Terry. The door was opened and a fight ensued between the man and Terry.
During the altercation, Mrs. Terry came to the aid of her husband. Juden stated in a news release the couple retrieved kitchen knives and stabbed the suspect multiple times in the fight.
Mrs. Terry received two cuts and is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
Due to a number of stab wounds sustained during the altercation with the Terrys, the assailant is listed in serious condition after surgery at an area hospital. The name of the suspect is being withheld by DPS pending the filing of formal charges.
The South Scott County Ambulance Service was called along with two medi-
vac helicopters to transport the two who had sustained more serious injuries.
Juden requested that anyone with information about the incident should contact Sikeston DPS at 471-1500 or 471-6200. All calls can be kept confidential.