Caseyville shop owner shot multiple times in holdup

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CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) - A Caseyville shop owner was shot multiple times during a morning robbery attempt Thursday.  It happened at Ferguson`s TV, VCR and Satellite repair shop on Main Street.

Neighbors said a husband and wife ran the businessand the woman was the victim.

"I know the woman and really feel for the family," Kevin Cash said. "You just hate to see stuff like that happen."

At least four bullets pierced the wall of the shop going through the outside siding.

The victim had emergency surgery, but is expected to survive.

"She is an elderly womanand I just feel for her," Cash said.

The suspect was arrested after an hour long search.

At one point more than a dozen police officers surrounded the local laundromat at the corner of Main and Brookside.

A resident working on his car across the street from the Laundromat told police he saw a man dressed in black and holding a hand in a pocket run from a car wash across the street and into the laundromat.

Chief Alvarez said the suspect was eventually captured  in the 300 block of Brookside. He said he was a resident of Caseyville.

"I saw it happen right by my house," Cash said. "They had him on the ground in cuffs."

Five area schools were put on lock down during the search for the armed suspect.

Businesses were also notified.

Police investigators used a metal detector to search for the bullets and the gun.

However, they would not reveal if the gun was found.

Charges against the suspect will be requested from the St. Clair County State`s Attorney Friday.

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