The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on Lee Street, between Rucker and Fumbanks Street, just behind the McIver Apartments. Police are not releasing the victim's name, but say his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
DPD investigator Lt. Billy Williams stated the victim, a black male in his mid-thirties, was walking on Lee Street when he was shot by a suspect using a small caliber firearm. The suspect then ran west from Lee Street, while the victim was able to make his way to an apartment at McIver Apartments. Police and emergency responders arrived at the scene and the victim was airlifted to the Med in Memphis for treatment of his injuries.
Police taped off the area where the shooting reportedly took place, as well as the apartment the victim made his way to. Investigators were on the scene collecting evidence while officers spoke with witnesses.
If you have information about this case contact the Dyersburg Police Department at 731-285-1212.