Poplar Bluff police investigating multiple unrelated shootings; one person at large

Police in Poplar Bluff say they're investigating multiple shootings that happened in the last week
Published: Aug. 9, 2023 at 2:58 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2023 at 6:24 PM CDT
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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - One person is at large following a shooting the sent one man to the hospital.

In the past week, the Poplar Bluff Police Department has investigated multiple, unrelated shootings.

Police say one of the shootings occurred on Sanders Street and one on Harper Street.

On Friday, August 4, around 5:36 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Sanders Street for a report of someone shot. They found 34-year-old Devon Dennis, of Poplar Bluff, with a gunshot wound to his left leg.

Dennis was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

According to police, Dennis was uncooperative when asked about the shooting and refused to give any information about the incident.

On August 7, around 2:57 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 100 block of East Harper Street. They found 25-year-old Khallid Williams, of Poplar Bluff, with multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen, both of his arms and his left leg.

Williams was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital and later airlifted to another hospital.

According to police, the suspect, 18-year-old Karon Ransom of Poplar Bluff, knew the victim. They say the shooting was the result of an argument that escalated.

Ransom is still at large. Anyone with information on Ransom’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.