Illinois Man Charged in SE Mo. Shooting

5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, January 30 2014 Jan 30, 2014 Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:49:15 AM CST January 30, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - An Illinois man has been charged in connection with a shooting that injured two people at a concert in Cape Girardeau.

The Southeast Missourian reports 22-year-old Deontae L. Petty of Bellwood, Ill., was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after the shooting Saturday at the Arena.

A probable cause statement from Cape Girardeau police says witnesses identified Petty as the man who was escorted out of the building by security but returned shortly afterward and fired into the crowd attending the Rich Homie Quan concert.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 20-year-old man told police he was shot in the leg. It was unclear how serious their injuries were.

Online court records don't list a lawyer for Petty.

 

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