Sikeston DPS investigating attempted robbery, shooting; no suspect in custody

Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a robbery attempt that left one man with a bullet wound. The robbery occurred in the 200 block of Tanner Street around 7 am on Monday morning. The victim was a 71-year-old veterinarian who was checking in on his son’s dogs. He was shot in the ribcage during a struggle with the perpetrator. The suspect is said to a black male approximately 6 feet tall driving a small silver car.

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