Police ID 2nd suspect wanted in connection with shooting at apartment complex in Cape Girardeau that left 2 people injured
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Alleged shooting suspects led officers on a chase into southern Illinois after two people were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex.
According to police, the chase ended in Mounds, Ill. and one alleged suspect, a juvenile, was taken into custody.
Officers are still looking for a second suspect identified as 22-year-old Markitrey Shemaj West.
Police said a warrant has been issued for West on unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony resisting an arrest.
West’s last known address is unknown.
Police said their investigation is ongoing.
According to Cape Girardeau police, they learned of a shooting at Legends Apartments on North Sprigg Street around 12:57 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.
Police say two shooting victims were taken to an area hospital by private vehicle; one with moderate injuries and one with serious injuries.
During the investigation, officers learned two alleged shooters were reportedly seen leaving the area in a vehicle going south on Sprigg Street. Officers followed the vehicle into Illinois.
Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police are assisting with the investigation.
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