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Suspect, store clerk arrested after reported robbery in Cape Girardeau

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:36 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:41 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people were arrested on Tuesday, November 30 after Cape Girardeau police say a store clerk opened fire to try and stop an alleged robber.

Police say it happened on Tuesday afternoon on the 2100 block of William Street.

They say a suspect stole items from a business and drove away from the scene. That’s when police say an employee fired three shots at the suspect’s car.

Police found the car on Good Hope St. and arrested the robbery suspect.

Officers say they also arrested the clerk for firing a handgun at a moving vehicle on a busy parking lot.

According to the Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor 36-year-old David Edward Endean was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

According to court documents Endean fired shots at the truck of a person who he said stole a vape pen from Vapor Maven in the Town Plaza.

Cape police said Endean told investigators that he followed the suspect out of the store and stood in front of the truck to prevent them from leaving.

He also told police the suspect drove towards him and he thought he was going to get ran over so he then moved to the side and opened fire.

Endean is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, December 2.

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