Police name suspect in Monday shooting

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Police are looking for a Cape Girardeau man thought to have shot a 19-year-old man Monday afternoon.

Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Barry Hovis said Wednesday that Brandon L. King, 20, of 102 N. Park St., No. 1, is wanted for shooting the man in the buttocks in the 1100 block of William Street. King is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, both felonies. The warrant for his arrest has a $100,000 bond. The assault charge carries up to 30 years imprisonment if convicted.

King is currently on a supervised five-year probation for second-degree assault.

The victim was transported to an area hospital Monday by ambulance and remained there Wednesday, Hovis said.

According to a probable-cause statement, the victim picked King out of a photo lineup Tuesday. He told police he was walking north on Hanover Street when he noticed a man was following him, the statement said. The man yelled at him and began firing a handgun at the victim. The victim said he returned fire by using a gun belonging to a friend who was present, Hovis said.

Hovis said evidence was collected at the scene, but declined to divulge what was recovered.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 335-6621 or CrimeStoppers at 332-0500.

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335-6611, extension 127

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