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Jonesboro police investigating attempted home invasion

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Police are looking for someone who shot at a home and tried to get inside early Thursday morning.

According to Jonesboro police, the incident happened around 3 a.m. at the 3600 block of Viking Street near the mall.

Officers say the suspect fired at least one shot through the door of the home and attempted to get inside. The person was unable to do so and ran off from the home.

"I never would have thought that nobody would come up and try to shoot through the door or try to break in," said neighbor and cousin, Rachel Hughes.

Hughes lives 3 doors from her cousin Jerumel Berry whose home was shot at early Thursday morning. She said she usually spends a lot of time at her cousin's house.

"I mean they don't know anybody or go anywhere so it's kind of crazy how random things just happen out the blue like that," she said. 

Other neighbors said the neighborhood has changed over the past few years and now they are starting to see incidents like this happen more often.

"I just think people take things for granted and you know you don't have to rob or break into anybody's house for anything, work for what you want and what you need, you don't have to take it from nobody because everybody is out here struggling," Hughes said. 

Hughes said she will do whatever she has to do to protect her family.

"It's just me and my kids that live here, whose to say somebody is watching me and my kids come in and out just like they were maybe watching over their," she said.

Lyle Waterworth with Jonesboro Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.

"Just like with every other case, we need the community's help, this is a community that is strong and we want the community to continue to help us help them," Waterworth said.

He said the suspect is dangerous and if anyone see's him, they should call the police.

"We want everyone to be safe, if someone see's this person and believes to the him, they shouldn't approach that subject, that's what our job is, " he said. 

Hughes said she is just glad no one was hurt.

"I just pray that everybody be okay and I hope they find the person who did it because if he did it to this person then they will do it to anybody," Hughes said. 

The suspect is a light skinned Black male, about 5'8" to 5'10", wearing all black attire and a yellow bandana. If anyone knows anything about the incident or has seen this individual you are encouraged to call crimestopppers at 935-STOP.

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