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SUSPECT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN DOWNTOWN SHOOTING

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A SIOUX CITY MAN IS IN CUSTODY CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

19-YEAR-OLD ERIC-jJAHIM WORD IS ALSO CHARGED WITH GOING ARMED WITH INTENT, WILLFUL INJURY AND TRAFFICKING STOLEN FIREARMS.

SIOUX CITY POLICE SGT. JEREMY MCCLURE SAYS AN ADULT MALE VICTIM WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST AROUND 3;10 P.M. ON NEBRASKA STREET.

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ALSO CHARGED IN THE INCIDENT WERE 39-YEAR-OLD JOY-ESTHER SCOTT AND 23-YEAR-OLD MIRACLE WALLS, BOTH OF SIOUX CITY, WHO WERE EACH CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE BURGLARY.

WORD, SCOTT, AND WALLS HAD BEEN IN VEHICLES THAT WERE FOLLOWING ANOTHER ADULT FEMALE THEY HAD AN ONGOING FEUD WITH.

THEY BLOCKED HER PATH ON AN ACCESS ROAD IN THE 200 BLOCK OF NEBRASKA ST.
WITH THE CAR STOPPED, SCOTT AND WALLS OPENED THE WOMAN’S CAR DOOR AND BEGAN TO ASSAULT HER, INFLICTING MINOR INJURIES.

ONE OF THE VEHICLES AT THE SCENE WAS DAMAGED:

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THE FEMALE VICTIM HAD CALLED HER BROTHER FOR HELP AND WHEN HE ARRIVED TO HELP HER, POLICE SAY WORD PULLED OUT A HANDGUN AND SHOT THE BROTHER TWICE, HITTING HIM IN THE BACK AND CHEST.

THE UNIDENTIFIED VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCYONE SUFFERING FROM LIFE-THREATENING GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

WORD IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $30,000 BOND.
WALLS AND SCOTT ARE EACH HELD ON $10,000 BOND.

Updated 12:57 p.m. 9/25/21…2:30 P.M. 9/26/21