Dyersburg man shot several times through apartment door, police say

Dyersburg man shot several times through apartment door, police say
Dyersburg Police are looking for an attempted murder suspect after a 19-year-old was shot several times in his apartment. (Avid_creative/Getty Images)

Dyersburg, Tenn. — Dyersburg police are looking for a man they say targeted and tried to kill a 19-year-old Dyersburg man on Wednesday.

According to police, the 19-year-old man heard knocks at his apartment door on Tucker Street around 9:20 in the morning.

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When he went to answer the door, bullets came flying through and struck him in the chest, police said.

Press Release January 13, 2021 Incident Type: Attempted Murder Today around 9:20 a.m., Dyersburg police responded to...

Posted by Dyersburg Police Department on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Emergency responders airlifted the man to Regional One Hospital in Memphis as he fought for his life.

Police said the shooter took off running from the scene and that he intended to kill the 19-year-old.