JPD Investigating Mid-Morning Shooting

Updated at 11:24 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - K8 News has learned that Jonesboro police are on the scene of a "shots fired" call.

Police received a call at 9:36 a.m. from a house in the 1400 block of Woodsprings Road that shots had been fired.  The address is north of U.S. 63.


Jonesboro Police now say they are searching for a suspect described as a black male, approximately 6-feet-6 inches tall and wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Police say they believe the victim had picked up the suspect at the Cedar Heights apartment complex in north Jonesboro with the intentions of hiring the suspect to do lawn work at the home on Woodsprings Road.  An argument ensued between the two when the victim noticed his wallet was missing, and confronted the suspect, who allegedly then shot the homeowner.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, but he is currently believed to be undergoing emergency surgery at a Jonesboro hospital, although his wounds are not beleived to be life-threatening.