Man injured from gunfire inside SUV after trying to flee traffic stop

Police say 2 guns were recovered from the SUV.
Police say 2 guns were recovered from the SUV.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A man was injured from a gun firing inside an SUV after trying to flee a traffic stop in Cape Girardeau early Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:35 a.m. on North Sprigg St.

According to Cape Girardeau Police, officers were called to Rhodes 101 on N. Sprigg for a report of a fight in progress.

While officers were en route a second call was made of shots fired at the same location.

Southeast Mo. State University Police arrived and reported the suspect SUV as a gray Jeep that left the scene on N. Sprigg St.

Officers found the SUV at Village on the Green, made a traffic stop and arrested a 21-year-old man.

Police say a passenger in the SUV then jumped into the driver's seat and hit a Southeast police vehicle after trying to leave the scene.

At this time, a gun was fired inside the SUV and a 20-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the right thigh, police said. The man was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.

Police say 2 guns were recovered from the SUV.

A second passenger in the Jeep, a 24-year-old woman was also taken to St. Francis Medical Center with facial injuries she got in a crash that happened at Village on the Green just prior to the incident, police said.

That vehicle struck an electrical transformer near 4 Village Dr.

Police say an investigation is continuing on both incidents and charges are pending.

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