Park shooting sends man to hospital, another to jail

Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 6:53 PM CDT
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STEELE, Mo. (KAIT) - A shooting at a local park sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries and another to jail.

Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield said the shooting happened sometime Tuesday, April 20, at or near Steele Park on Barnes Street.

The victim was taken to Great River Medical Center in Blytheville in serious but stable condition.

The suspect, Dequan Cooper, 22, of Steele, was later arrested in Dexter by police.

Cooper is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

The Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Department, Blytheville Police Department, and the Dexter Police Department assisted in the case, Stanfield said.

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