Bullet fired into Cape Girardeau courthouse

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | 12:51 p.m. CDT; updated 1:16 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Police in Cape Girardeau are investigating after a bullet was shot through a window of the Common Pleas Courthouse.

No one was hurt.

The bullet hole was discovered Tuesday in a courtroom on the upper floor. Police found the slug but didn’t have information about the type of gun it came from.

Authorities believe the shot was fired between 3:45 p.m. Monday and 2:10 p.m. Tuesday.

A clerk at the courthouse says she is unaware of any hate mail recently received at the courthouse.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.