Dyersburg Police Investigating Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery

Dyersburg Police Investigating Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery

Dyersburg police are investigating an attempted murder and armed robbery of several individuals that occurred minutes apart.
DYERSBURG, TN (localmemphis.com) - Dyersburg police are investigating an attempted murder and armed robbery of several individuals that occurred minutes apart.

First, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to Sellers Drive, in reference to a man that had been shot. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 21-year-old Dyersburg man suffering from at least two gunshot wounds. The victim reported that several black males approached him and opened fire on him as he sat in a parked vehicle. Officers and investigators collected more than a dozen shell casings from the scene.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Dyersburg Regional Hospital, and later air lifted to the MED in Memphis.

Officers responding to the shots fired call on Sellers, were approached by a female who reported that she had just been robbed at gunpoint on Maxey Drive. Additional officers were called to the scene and found that three individuals had been robbed at gun point.

The victims report that they were in their car driving down Maxey Drive, when they drove past a group of black males standing on the side of the road. As their vehicle came to a stop, the suspects ran over to their car and ordered the victims out at gun point. The victims were forced to the ground, searched, and an undisclosed amount of cash and the car keys were taken. The men left running on foot toward Maxey Drive. None of the victims were injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 285-TIPS, or 311 for the Dyersburg Police Department.

“We are thankful that no additional injuries were reported,” assistant chief of police Steve Isbell said. “More than a dozen shots were fired from a .40 caliber handgun in a highly populated area.”

“Officers and investigators remained on the scene for nearly two hours collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses,” Isbell said. “Officers did a good job as manpower was spread thin while officers were working two serious crime scenes, and continuing to provide police services to the rest of the city.”
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