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According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman the victim, who is 50, was in stable condition Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
According to police the victim could possibly have been a former roommate of Jowers. Their last known address for Jowers is in Doniphan, Mo.
Jowers was shot Friday by a Poplar Bluff police officer as they were seeking to apprehend him as a suspect in the the Lester Street stabbing. According to report Jowers was encountered in the common hallway of the apartment building at 815 Broadway and was armed with a knife. He was ordered to drop the knife, and when he charged officers with the knife he was fatally shot.
The Highway Patrol spokesman described it as a lethal force situation. Identity of the officer has not been released by the Poplar Bluff Police, and he is on paid administrative leave per Poplar Bluff policy.