A man died Tuesday after being shot several inside at Hardee’s at 2115 William Street in Cape Girardeau at 10:39 a.m.
Police found the victim, 45-year-old Derwin Alexander Simmons, and the suspect, 41-year-old Anthony Levar Sinks, knew each other and this was not a random act and had been in an argument.
Simmons’ son was a witness to the shooting.
He was unresponsive when being taken by emergency crews, with his son saying he had been shot in abdomen once by Sinks and then twice more when he tried to get up.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:16
Police arrested Sinks without incident within the first three minutes of the initial 911 call.
No one else was injured.
Simmons had been in a relationship with Sinks’ former wife, and she and Simmons were preparing to move to Ohio with her and Sinks’ son.
Sinks is being charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action.
His bond is set at $2,500,000, cash or surety.