Cape Girardeau shooting suspect pleads not guilty in court Monday

The man charged in connection to last week's deadly shooting in Cape Girardeau pleads "not Guilty."
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 5:46 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 4:20 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The man accused of shooting and killing a St. Louis man in Cape Girardeau appeared before a judge via video conference.

During his court appearance on Monday afternoon, September 26, 22-year-old Martevion Curry, of Cape Girardeau, pleaded not guilty and requested a public defender.

His next court appearance will be Monday, October 3.

He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action in connection with the shooting on Friday evening, Sept. 23.

Curry’s cash-only bond was set at $1 million.

According to Cape Girardeau County Coroner Wavis Jordan, 57-year-old Robert L. Mannie, of St. Louis, died as a result of the shooting.

He was found unresponsive, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and head.

It happened outside of an apartment building at 921 William Street near Sprigg Street.

Police are on the scene of a shooting at William St. and Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Police are on the scene of a shooting at William St. and Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.(KFVS)

According to a probable cause statement, Cape Girardeau 911 communications received a call from Curry, stating a man tried to take his gun and that he “killed” him.

Responding officers took Curry into custody and recovered the firearm.

One person was shot and another person is in custody on William St. near Sprigg St. and across...
One person was shot and another person is in custody on William St. near Sprigg St. and across from Hamburger Express in Cape Girardeau, Mo.(KFVS)

Surveillance footage showed Mannie sitting on the porch, then suddenly slumping over as Curry was pacing back and forth nearby.

Investigators say there didn’t appear to be any physical confrontation between the two.

Curry was also captured walking across William Street with a handgun in his hand.

Cape Girardeau police, the fire department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on the scene.

Multiple officers were on the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of William St. in Cape...
Multiple officers were on the scene of a shooting in the 900 block of William St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo.(KFVS)