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Shooting is investigated by local DPS

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SIKESTON -- A bullet narrowly missed a Sikeston man, who was sitting inside his vehicle.

Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are searching for a suspect who fired a gun at Christopher Jackson, 28, as he was sitting inside his vehicle behind a residence in the 300 block of Lee Street.

According to Lt. James McMillen, DPS public information officer, an unidentified subject fired a single bullet through the glass of the driver's side window at 10:20 p.m. Thursday. Based on the trajectory of the bullet, which exited the passenger's side door, the bullet just missed striking Jackson in the face, McMillen said.

As Jackson was injured by some of the glass from the window when it shattered after being hit by the bullet, he was taken to a local hospital and was treated for cuts, McMillen said.

"We are not sure of what the motivation is for the incident," McMillen said, adding officers are trying to determine if the shooting is related to the Sept. 26 shooting of Leopha R. Winfield, 34, of Sikeston. Winfield sustained a wound to the abdomen after being shot by Ricky Dewayne Davis Jr., 26, of Sikeston.

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