3 charged in Cape Girardeau banquet hall shooting that wounded 5


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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – Three convicted felons have been charged in a southeast Missouri banquet hall shooting that left five people wounded.

Cape Girardeau police said in a tweet that 25-year-old Jaquavion Anderson and 25-year-old Myron Andrews have been taken into custody, but that 23-year-old Marquelis Andrews remains at large. No attorney is listed for Jaquavion Anderson or Myron Andrews in online court records. They are jailed without bond.

Each of the three is charged with one count each of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm charge, as well as varying numbers of counts of armed criminal action and second-degree assault in last month’s shooting at The River, also known as the River Valley Banquet Center.

None of the three are legally allowed to be in possession of a weapon because of past felony convictions. Myron Andrews’ conviction was for the delivery of a controlled substance, while Marquelis and Jaquavion Anderson’s convictions were for unlawful use of a weapon.

In the wake of the shooting, City Manager Scott Meyer moved to revoke the license of the banquet center, citing the failure to “prevent or suppress a violent quarrel, brawl, or fight on the premises.” The business has appealed.

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