Two Cape men arrested after weekend shooting

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Cape Girardeau men are in jail on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action following a Sunday shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Jimmy Ray Bell, 28, and Seth Andrew Summers, 31, both of Cape Girardeau, were being held at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center each on $200,000 cash-only bonds. The victim was transported and admitted to a hospital, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department.

The department received a 911 call after an individual covered in blood knocked on a door in the Neelys Landing area, the release said. It was determined after officers arrived on the scene that the victim had a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim identified the two men as the ones who had assaulted him, the release said.

The victim told police that the three of them had parked on a county road and were drinking when Bell pulled out a handgun. The victim said he was then sprayed in the face with pepper spray and shot by Bell. Bell and Summers allegedly fled the area in Summers' vehicle, although they were arrested a short time later by deputies.

Pertinent address:

Neelys Landing, MO

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