A Reeds Springs man who was shot seven times following a disturbance on Dec. 13 remains in critical condition, Stone County Sheriff Richard Hill said.
The victim, 40-year-old Jason Devron Campbell, is currently in the intensive care unit at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Springfield.
Campbell was allegedly intoxicated and attempting to break down the front door of a neighboring residence when he was shot with a handgun by a 39-year-old male occupant of the home, according to the sheriff’s office. Witnesses’ statements also indicated Campbell had been carrying a knife.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Campbell was attempting to enter the residence in pursuit of his girlfriend, whose sister lived in the house. Campbell and his girlfriend had been involved in a domestic disturbance earlier that day, the release stated.
Hill said Campbell has undergone “several surgeries,” but his recovery is uncertain.
“We have no longterm prognosis as of right now,” Hill said.
No arrests have been made in the case, and Hill said he does not expect any charges to be filed, but the final decision will rest upon Stone County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby.
“We’re kind of waiting on a better prognosis on our victim right now,” Hill said.
Campbell has had run-ins with law enforcement before, the sheriff said.
According to Missouri Case.net, Campbell is currently being prosecuted for two outstanding assault charges. He pleaded not guilty and is due in court on Jan. 25, 2011.