2 of 3 suspects in Cape Girardeau bar shooting face additional charges
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Two of the three suspects in a shooting at a bar in Cape Girardeau that left five injured late Saturday night face additional charges.
On March 8, the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed additional charges against Ranell Robinson, 43, of Cape Girardeau and Tyler Banks, 24, also of Cape Girardeau for their alleged role in the shooting that occurred at Hot Shots on March 4. The charges are in addition to the charges already filed.
Robinson was arrested and charged with a class D felony of unlawful possession of a firearm, class D felony of assault in the second degree and felony armed criminal action. He was being held on a $150,000 cash bond.
Banks turned himself in to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. He is charged with a Class D felony assault second degree and felony armed criminal action.
Jeremiah Twiggs, 39, of Cape Girardeau is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. He was being held on a $100,000 cash bond on Monday, March 6.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department received a report of multiple people shot inside 15 North Main (Hotshots Bar and Grill) at 11:20 on Saturday, March 4. Officers found victims with gunshot wounds. Afterward, the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad learned of five victims in reference to the shooting instead of the previously reported four. All of the victims are receiving treatment for their injuries, according to police.
Based on information learned through the investigation of the Major Case Squad and the Cape Girardeau Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, victims were identified as having suffered injuries during the exchange of gunfire inside of Hot Shots. The people were bystanders and did not appear to be involved in the dispute leading to the shooting, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
Two of the bystanders are cooperating with law enforcement. Charges related to their injuries are contained in the Amended Complaint filed by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Two other injured bystanders told law enforcement that they will not cooperate with the prosecution of the offense and charges are not being sought at this time for their injuries, according to Cape Girardeau police.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department continues to handle the open investigation. Anyone with information related to these crimes is strongly encouraged to contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at any time. Call the Communications Division at 573-339-6660, the Anonymous Tip Line at 573-339-6313 or text “CAPEPD” to 84741.
The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad has disbanded Monday after it was activated after the shooting.
Overnight shooting leaves multiple people injured at Hotshots in Cape Girardeau