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Cape Girardeau police looking for man after report of gunshots at apartment complex

Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 3:25 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:21 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Police are investigating an incident at an apartment complex on Tuesday, January 18.

Video we obtained on Wednesday shows the suspect and other person who appear to be in a struggle over a rifle in the parking lot of Legends.

A video we obtained on Wednesday shows two people who appear to be struggling over a gun in the...
A video we obtained on Wednesday shows two people who appear to be struggling over a gun in the parking lot of Legends Cape Girardeau.(KFVS)

The video shows the suspect reach into a white SUV, grab a red duffle bag and then leave the scene.

The man police are looking for is seen getting a red duffle bag out of a damaged vehicle and...
The man police are looking for is seen getting a red duffle bag out of a damaged vehicle and then leaving the scene.(KFVS)

Police continue to look for the man described as having a thin build and long braids who was last seen carrying a red duffle bag from the scene.

“There is quite a bit of footage from people nearby who filmed the incident. Someone has to know that suspect and we’re just encouraging whoever it is to contact us so we can take proper action before someone is seriously hurt,” said Sgt. Joey Hann with the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

He said anyone in the area is encouraged to use caution.

According to Sgt. Hann, officers responded to Legends Cape Girardeau on North Sprigg Street around 2 p.m. for a report of gunshots.

Officers found a man who had “apparent abrasions” from a physical confrontation.

Sgt. Hann said officers checked the area and found an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot that had been hit by gunfire. The vehicle was seized for evidence.

Police say they’ve been called to this apartment complex dozens of times in the last six months, including at least five reports of shots fired.

They said they are working to address the increasing number of calls to the property.

“I know our chief, Chief Wes Blair has met with the management and ownership at Legends to try and get them onboard with our crime-free, multi-housing program and to also form a little bit more cooperation when it comes to enforcing our laws on their property and upping our patrols,” said Hann.

Officers are still investigating and anyone with information is asked to call the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

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