Cape Girardeau Man to Spend 25 Years in Prison for Shooting Neighbor

A Cape Girardeau man was given a prision sentence of 25 years assault and armed criminal action. The man was identified as 46 year-old Dartanyus Harris. He was sentenced on Monday. He was sentenced to jail after a jury found him guilty on one count of assault and one count of armed criminal action.  The shooting took place in Jackson in May of 2017 after Harris got into an argument with his neighbor He shot the woman in the chest and in the wrist. A witness told police that, he noticed a man in an argument with his neighbor. The witness told Corporal Ron Styer that when the victim noticed him, she started walking toward him. The suspect, Dartanyus Harris, reportedly followed the woman and kept arguing with her. The witness said he heard Harris say something like “do you think I am playing with you?” before he heard several shots ring out. Then the victim started to run and Harris reportedly started to drive away, still firing shots. Investigators said several bullets hit the neighbor’s house. While investigating, the suspect, Harris, turned himself in at the Cape Girardeau Police Department.


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