Search underway for Sikeston shooting suspect

Dominique Duval Tipler (Source: Sikeston DPS)
Dominique Duval Tipler (Source: Sikeston DPS)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Investigators were looking for a suspect late Monday who shot a man in the leg.

Sikeston DPS is looking for a man suspected of shooting his childhood friend in the leg.

Officers are searching for Dominique Duval Tipler, 24, of Sikeston.

The 24-year-old victim told officers he went to visit Tipler, a childhood friend, at 411 Prosperity. He told police Tipler tried to rob him and demanded his money at gunpoint.

The victim said he tried to talk to Tipler, but when he tried to run to the door to escape was shot in the leg twice.  The man told police Tipler ran after him, tackled him, and took his cell phone and wallet.

The victim is expected to recover.

Tipler is charged with assault 1st degree and armed criminal action.  His bond is set at $150,000 cash only.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tipler is asked to contact DPS.  Those with information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tipler are eligible for a cash reward.

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