Police arrest man who sucker-punched 12-year-old boy dancing on sidewalk

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 10th, 2020 3:02 pm
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Last Updated Jul 13th, 2020 at 12:11 am

Missouri police have arrested and charged the man caught on tape sucker-punching a 12-year-old boy who was street dancing last Friday evening.

Cedric Charles Moore, 27, walked into the Scott County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday and "turned himself in peacefully," the Cape Girardeau Police Department posted on Facebook.

The video of the assault, captured on Facebook Live, clearly shows Moore exiting a vehicle from the passenger side before jogging up behind the boy and landing a right hook to the side of his face, knocking the boy to the ground. Moore quickly returned to the vehicle as it drove away.

Moore was charged with second-degree felony assault and first-degree felony child endangerment.

The boy suffered a bloody nose and a concussion from the ambush, but is recovering, a local NBC news affiliate reported.


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