More information is known about the shooting yesterday in the 3100 block of Grand Avenue in Parsons.
Parsons PD says they were called just before noon yesterday to a report of criminal damage in the 1600 block of Kennedy. Officials say a man used a hatchet to destroy a vehicle. About the same time, another criminal damage report call was made, this time from the 800 block of South 35th Street. During the investigation of the second incident, officers were notified that the suspect was Stedarrish Herman.
An officer who recognized Herman near the 3100 block of Corning, in a gold Buick Century, attempted to stop him, but he fled, and was able to escape, although the car was impounded.
As the search continued, a third call was received about an exchange of gun fire in the 3100 block of Grand Avenue. During the exchange, multiple houses and vehicles were hit with gunfire.
Witnesses identified Herman as the shooter who started the gunfire. Herman, who was reportedly shot during the exchange, fled the scene leaving his sister, 26-year-old Bernia Herman, who reportedly drove him to the residence, at the scene. Bernia was arrested at the scene and transported to the Parsons police Department. Charges include aiding and abetting murder in the 1st degree, aggravated endangering of a child, obstructing apprehension of prosecution, and battery.
Parsons Police say Herman is the lone suspect for both criminal damage reports as well as the shooting. He is described as a black male approximately 5'5" tall and 180 pounds. He is also known as "Duke" or "Hardbody", and has ties to both Parsons and Jackson Mississippi.
If anyone knows of his location, please call local law enforcement by dialing 911 or call the Parsons Police Department at (620) 421-7060.
The investigation is ongoing.