PB Police: Home Invasion Robbery
The Poplar Bluff Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery and shooting which occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of Sanders st in Poplar Bluff on 2/1. Based upon witness statements and evidence found at the scene, the suspects were apparently trying to steal a large quantity of marijuana.
On 02-01-15 at approximately 4:49 pm, Officers with the Poplar Bluff Police Department were dispatched to the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in reference to a patient being treated for a gunshot wound. Christopher Gregory (27 years old, of the 1600 block of Sanders st Poplar Bluff) was later transferred to Barnes Hospital in St Louis for treatment of his injuries.
Witnesses to the shooting said while they were at the victim’s house, two black males wearing dark clothes and masks broke in the front door of the residence. The suspects flourished a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic pistol and shouted “give us everything.” As the suspects searched the residence, they discharged the firearms several times and shouted “tell us where it’s at, or next time we won’t miss.” One of the shots fired by the suspects struck Gregory in the back.
After the shooting, the suspects fled the scene. The witnesses reported nothing was taken during the robbery attempt.
During crime scene processing, Detectives found approximately 2lbs of marijuana, with an estimated value of $7,000.00, inside the residence.
Trace evidence collected at the scene will be forwarded to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for examination.
The investigation continues.