Memphis man arrested after shots fired in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A Memphis, Tenn. man faces several charges after a report of shots fired on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the intersection of Main and Independence in Cape Girardeau.

Cape Girardeau police say a Kennett man was in a downtown parking lot near Boardman Pavilion when he got into an argument with John Edward Jackson Jr. of Memphis.

Police say Jackson Jr. pulled a revolver from his waistband and fired multiple shots at Smith, but none of them hit the Kennett man.

Jackson Jr. ran from the scene but was arrested at Middle and Themis by a Cape Girardeau police officer and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Officers recovered the gun they believe Jackson Jr. had used and found that it had been stolen in 2021, according to police.

Jackson Jr. faces charges of assault in the 1st degree, a Class B felony, armed criminal action, an unclassified felony, unlawful use of a weapon, a Class E felony, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class D felony, receiving stolen property, a Class D felony and possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony.

His cash-only bond was set at $250,000.


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