no charges in shooting

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2016

Victim won’t press charges in shooting

By Rupert Howell
A victim of a driveby shooting Saturday, April 9 does not want to press charges even if police are able to locate the shooter, according to BPD Sergeant Richard Stonestreet’s occurrence report released to The Panolian Monday.
Stonestreet had responded to the Merit Health emergency room following a report of a shooting victim there.
That report stated the victim had been shot in the upper left thigh when he and some friends were outside his house on Jeffries Street and a vehicle came by, “and started shooting.”
The victim “. . .Did not know who the subjects were. No subjects were in the area of Jeffries Street and no shell casings were able to be found,” according to the report that also stated Detective Jeremiah Brown was notified.
The report further stated, “(Name redacted) stated to Det. Brown that he did not know who the subjects were and did not want to press any charges even if we were able to locate who was responsible.”
Another occurrence report released by BPD said a 55-inch television was missing from the complainant’s Gordon Drive residence.
The victim left home, according to the April 8 report, around 9 a.m. returning at 9 p.m., stating the television was taken between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Lieutenant Gary Morris’s report said he found no forced entry and called on Detective Brown who also found no evidence of forced entry.
The 55-inch Samsung cost $300 according to the report that stated it was purchased from Batesville Pawn Shop.

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