Bullet narrowly misses target, shooter wanted

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When someone outside his home, with a gun pointed at him, shouted “A dead you fi dead”, it gave Ganeal Francis his cue to duck for cover – and that’s what he did to escape the bullets that pierced the walls of his home on Thursday.

The 32-year-old Potters man was inside his home around 1:15 p.m. when Samuel “Tapa” Livingstone, now wanted by police, allegedly showed up outside and called out his name.

According to police, Francis looked outside and saw the man standing there and when their eyes met, Livingstone threatened “a dead you fi dead”.

Francis then noticed that Livingstone, who is known to him, had a handgun and was raising it, pointing in his direction.

Police sources said the armed man fired two shots into Francis’s home, and both bullets pierced the wall on the eastern side of the house, exiting on the opposite side.

Sources said two spent shells were recovered from the scene, but the shooter – dressed all in black – was long gone by the time the Special Services Unit (SSU) responded to the report of the incident.

Livingstone was still on the run up to late yesterday and lawmen issued a wanted bulletin for him on Friday afternoon.

They said he is wanted in connection with the shooting at Potters, where he is known to reside in both Potters and Old Road.

The bulletin noted that the suspect is believed to be armed and is therefore considered dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913/462-3914 or the nearest police station.

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