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Three in custody following downtown Sioux City shooting

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downtown Sioux City shooting, Sept. 24
word (1)
Eric-Jahim E. Word
Walls (1)
Miracle J. Walls
Scott (1)
Joy-Esther A. Scott

UPDATE: 9/25/21 11 a.m.

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) Police in Sioux City have arrested Eric-Jahim E. Word, 19, of Sioux City, on attempted murder charges, going armed with intent, and trafficking stolen weapons, hours before the shooting at the 200 block of Nebraska St.

Police say two others were charged in connection to the incident. Joy-Esther A. Scott, 39, of Sioux City and Miracle J. Walls, 23, of Sioux City, both of whom were 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. Detectives in the case say they eventually 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, causing her
minor injuries.

According to police, the woman's brother arrived on scene and approached Word, Walls, and Scott to attempted to stop them. Word produced a handgun and shot the brother twice, once in the back and once in the chest.

The male victim remains at MercyOne due to his injuries.


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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Police say a man has been taken to the hospital after a report of shots fired in downtown Sioux City.

The Sioux City Police Department says the shots were reported Friday at about 3:10 p.m. in the 200 block of Nebraska Street. An adult male was taken to a Sioux City hospital with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound.

Investigators say the shooting arose out of an ongoing dispute between several people. Multiple cars containing people involved were stopped in the 200 block of Nebraska Street at the time of the shooting.

The altercation was beginning to escalate when the shots were fired. The victim sent to the hospital was involved in the dispute.

At this time, police do not have the person who fired the shots in custody, and detectives are still interviewing witnesses for more information.

This is a Developing Story. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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