Juvenile charged in connection to Cotton Carnival shooting

Juvenile charged in connection to Cotton Carnival shooting

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A juvenile was charged in connection to a shooting that left one person injured.

According to police, the suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile, was identified as an acquaintance of the victim.

On Thursday, October 8 around 5:30 p.m., the suspect turned himself in at Sikeston Department of Public Safety headquarters. He was charged with assault first, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Scott County Juvenile Office took custody of the teen and transported him to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

Police Chief James McMillen confirmed the shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2.

According to police, they believe the two were arguing and it escalated, leading to the victim being shot by the suspect.

The bullet hit the victim around the shoulder and neck area.

The 17 year old was taken to an area hospital and later transferred to a hospital in St. Louis with serious injuries. Police said the victim was in stable condition and was expected to survive.

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