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Thurrell Jowers, 22
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
December 12, 2014

Agencies: Missouri State Highway Patrol DPS | Poplar Bluff Police Department - Missouri

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at around 11:55 a.m. the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a call of a stabbing on Lester Street.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital and later air lifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital in very serious condition.

On Saturday, the victim was upgraded to fair condition.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, officers were able to get information on a potential suspect and where he was located.

They responded to an apartment building at 201 South Broadway.

As police officers entered the common hallway of the building, the Missouri Highway Patrol said the officers were confronted by a person with a knife.

Officers ordered the person to drop the knife, but say he did not comply and charged at the officers with the knife.

A Poplar Bluff police officer shot the man, killing him.