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UPDATED: Kirksville police make arrest in overnight shooting

According to Sgt. Justin Jones, police got a call around 11:58 p.m. Sunday night about a report of shots fired in the 2200 block of East Normal Street. (Adair County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE: Kirksville police have made an arrest in connection with a late-night shooting that injured a man.

Officers were called to Kirksville Apartments at 2202 East Normal Avenue just before 11:55 p.m. Sunday for a report of possible shots fired.

After an investigation, Jason Edwin Carroll, 29, of Kirksville, was later arrested. He is now charged with First-Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action.

Witnesses told police they heard loud yelling and gunshots come from the parking lot of the apartment complex.

While police were at the scene, they were informed a man suffering from a gunshot wound had just walked into the emergency room at Northeast Regional Medical Center.

It was reported at the time that the injuries were not life threatening.

Investigators found spent 40 caliber and 9 millimeter casings in parking lot of the apartment complex.

Carroll's girlfriend told officers she saw a couple of people get into a car and start to leave the parking lot.

They pulled up next to the car Carroll was in, and she heard yelling back and forth.

During that argument, the girlfriend heard three or four gunshots. She was not sure who had pulled the trigger. Both vehicles then left the area.

Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Office later pulled Carroll over in the car that area law enforcement agencies has been told to be on the lookout for.

Officers found a 40 caliber handgun inside the car.

Carroll is being held in the Adair County Law Enforcement Center on $150,000 cash-only bond.

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Kirksville Police are investigating a shooting incident.

According to Sgt. Justin Jones, police got a call around 11:58 p.m. Sunday about a report of shots fired in the 2200 block of East Normal Street.

A witness who lives near Kirksville Apartments told KTVO he heard three quick gunshots in that complex's parking lot. He said five cars then sped off, and a short time later, he heard four more gunshots a block or two away.

During the same time frame, police also got a call about a person at the emergency room at Northeast Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

As of right now, authorities cannot confirm if the two incidents are connected.

Police are still in the process of gathering information, and they are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers say no one is in custody and want to assure citizens that the public is not in danger, but they are still looking for a person(s) of interest.

If you have any information about Sunday's incident, you are asked to call the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945 or Adair County Central Dispatch at (660) 665-5621.



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