Shooting Suspect's Family Makes Emotional Appeal

 

Shooting Suspect's Family Makes Emotional Appeal
By: CJ Cassidy

Cape Girardeau, MO -

W
e continue our coverage on a disturbing trend we've been highlighting on teenage violence.

Police say they're looking for George Albert Henry because he shot another man in the back Valentine's Day, during an alleged drug deal.

Still, Henry's family worries about the danger the teen himself could face, not the threat he poses to anyone else.

"P

olice down in
S
t.
L
ouis
are
very aggressive with their work
,
so they find someone they say's armed and dangerous they won't talk to him they'll probably open fire
,"
18
-
year
-
old
G
eorge
A
lbert
H
enry's
brother says.

The

family hopes it doesn't come to that.

Police say H
enry's been on the run ever since
the 14th of February,
and now his mother hopes an appeal to her youngest son helps bring him back home.

"G
eorge me and
R
obert would like for you to call us.
L
et us know how you're doing where you're at see if we can come to sort of an understanding for everybody.
C
all me
G
eorge
," she says.

P
olice say one of
H
enry's own relatives saw him pull the trigger
,
and then rob the victim.

B
ut
R
obert says there's another side to the story.

"H
e told me he was drunk that day when it happened he told me he had no involvement but he was there
," he says.

S
till, the
H
enry family doesn't believe
G
eorge ever owned a gun.

"I
've been shot before
, and I know
he's scared of guns
. I
don't think he knows how to use a gun
. He was just in the
wrong place at the wrong time
," Robert says.

"I
know he's scared and
I
'm scared for him
," Luevean Henry says. " I
only blame myself because it seems like
well, I
don't wan
t to
say we're not close enough to where he doesn't want to talk to me
,
but that's what it leads to he ain't telling me nothing
," she adds.

"I
hope he turns himself in
and
clear
s
his side of the story
. Ho
pefully
it'll
come to a head
," Robert adds.

T

he
H
enry family says they have no idea where
G
eorge
A
lbert could be now
,
although they think he might be somewhere in
S
aint
L
ouis
,
where the family once lived.

P
olice ask you call them if you have any information on his whereabouts
.

D
espite what
H
enry's family says investigators still believe their suspect is armed and dangerous.