Police in Benton are searching for a man they say shot a woman in her own home.

According to police, the alleged shooter is 47 year old Alan Bennett, who police describe as a white male with a bald head, standing just over 6 feet tall, and weighing 250 lbs. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Benton Authorities say the incident happened around 2:00 yesterday afternoon when Bennett entered the home in the 1200 block of Anna Street and shot the forty year old woman.

Authorities add that Bennett and the victim are related.

The woman was hospitalized. No word yet on her condition.

Again, Police consider Bennett to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him, instead call 911.

Anyone with information as to Bennett’s whereabouts can also call Benton Police at 618-435-8131.