New Madrid police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ man after shooting

Dominique Betts (Source: New Madrid Police Department)

NEW MADRID, Mo. (KBSI) – The New Madrid Police Department is looking for a man considered armed and dangerous after a shooting Wednesday morning.

New Madrid Police Chief Joey Higgerson says officers were called to the 400 block of Semo Drive just before 8 a.m. in reference to gunshots in the neighborhood.

When they arrived witnesses told them the driver of a blue car was firing at a white car, and that an occupant of the white car was shooting back. Both vehicles left the scene prior to officers’ arrival. There appeared to be no injuries.

Police recovered several spent shell casings. The shooting was captured on a surveillance camera in the area.

The New Madrid Police Department is searching for Dominique Betts in reference to the shooting that occurred Wednesday morning. Betts is wanted for unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of firearm. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

If you see Betts or know his whereabouts, contact the New Madrid Police Department at (573) 748-5226 or the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 748-2516.

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