2 arrested after man shot in head in Steele

STEELE, Mo. (KBSI) – One man and one juvenile are in custody after a store employee was shot in the head during a robbery at a store in Steele on December 3.

The Steele Police Department responded to the Ali Babba Store on North Walnut Street early on Friday morning in reference to a man being shot.

Officers found a store employee with a gunshot wound to his head. An ambulance took him to a hospital for medical treatment. The victim is reported to be in stable condition.

James O. Steward, 30, of Steele, was arrested in Caruthersville. The Caruthersville Police Department and Pemiscot County Sheriff Department assisted with the arrest.

A warrant was issued charging Stewart with assault first degree, armed criminal action, robbery 1st degree and unlawful possession of a firearm. There is no bond on the warrant.

A second suspect, a juvenile, was arrested in connection with the shooting. The juvenile suspect was located in Caruthersville and turned over to Pemiscot County juvenile authorities.

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