INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Doorbell camera video captured a man shooting in a neighborhood of Independence in broad daylight on Sunday.
Officers say children under three were outside when more than a dozen shots rang out on South Appleton Avenue.
“I was actually here when it started,” said neighbor Robert Rankin. “I could not believe it.”
Police said the driver of a Chevrolet Cobalt was talking with his neighbor, Mario Sanders, saying Sanders hit his car parked in a brown Chevrolet Impala.
Suddenly, as the victim drives off, a video shows Sanders repeatedly pulling at the car.
Neighbors are shocked, as police say Sanders is following the car down the street, continuing to shoot. Sanders even reloads and fires more from near his driveway.
“16 [shots were fired], I counted them, ”Rankin said. “It was a little scary because you didn’t know where the bullets were coming from. This is the second time in two months that we have had pictures from this place over there.
The police had to call in a SWAT team to try and get Sanders out. The video shows an officer with a gun pointed at the door.
“They took about seven hours to get this guy out of the house, after he poured gas inside the house, and he’s crawling out of the house asking for help,” one said. neighbor who does not want to be identified.
This neighbor said he had two children inside at the time.
“I just ran home to see if my daughter is okay, and she was crying,” he said. “My little baby was in the living room and my wife was crying on the floor as well. “
Sanders is being held without bail, but FOX4 has attempted to speak with individuals at the house in question. A woman said, “I don’t want to talk,” closing the door.
Police said Sanders was facing four felony charges. Officers seized two handguns from his house.
Police said the hit-and-run victim was not injured, but his car was hit four times.
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