Jefferson City police take man into custody following shooting

Police and medical crews responded to the scene at Break Time on Clark Avenue after a man was shot three times. Police said Tuesday a suspect was in custody.

Police and medical crews responded to the scene at Break Time on Clark Avenue after a man was shot three times. Police said Tuesday a suspect was in custody. Photo by Jeff Haldiman.

Jefferson City police were questioning a 31 year old Jefferson City resident Tuesday night in connection with a shooting that took place at a business on Clark Avenue.

According to police reports, officers were dispatched around 7:35 p.m. to go to the Break Time Convenience Store, 627 Clark Ave., for a disturbance.

It was later learned that an altercation between two males had taken place, and during that altercation, one of the men pulled a gun and shot the other man three times. The man in custody was picked up shortly after the shooting without incident.

The victim, a 39-year-old Jefferson City resident, was being treated for what were believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police were not immediately releasing the victim's name.

What started the altercation was not known and detectives were continuing the process of interviewing witnesses.

Posted earlier:

Jefferson City police have taken a possible suspect into custody in connection with a Tuesday evening shooting.

Police responded around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a shooting incident at the Break Time convenience store on Clark Avenue near U.S. 50. There apparently was an altercation on the parking lot leading up to the shooting.

A 38-year-old Jefferson City man is hospitalized after being shot three times. Police are not releasing the names of the victim or the potential suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Jefferson City police at (573) 634-6400.

Correction:

Police now say the shooting victim is 39 years old, not 38 as initially reported.

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