One Man Arrested In Popular Bluff after He Shoots and Wounds Two Women

Two female victims were shot in Popular Bluff on Monday night. Police say, 25-year-old Chantwan Watkins is in custody. He has pending charges of assault first-degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. There is no known motive for the shooting at this time, police said. Police were called to the 300 Blk. of Plum St. in reference to two females who had been shot. When they arrived, police said they rendered aid to both women who were later transported to an area medical center for treatment. Police said witnesses told them there were several people sitting outside the residence when a subject, Watkins, known as “T” approached on foot. The investigation led officers to an address on Magpie Ln. in Poplar Bluff where Watkins was taken into custody. Watkins was arrested, and lodged in the Butler County Justice Center.


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