A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Keath C. Smith-Bogay, a 19-year-old from St. Louis, who is accused of shooting a woman at The Reserve apartment complex in Edwardsville Saturday afternoon.
Smith-Bogay has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, and his bail has been set at $250,000, according to the warrant.
Police arrived at the scene at 2:23 p.m, finding the victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven confirmed that the victim was transported to a St. Louis-area hospital.
“The victim knew the suspect and we are waiting to speak with her,” he said on Saturday. “At this point, we do not believe her injuries are life-threatening.”
He said they believe the victim and the suspect were romantically involved.
Police are still searching for Smith-Bogay, who fled the scene before they arrived. He was last seen at a MotoMart on Riverview across the river in Missouri.
Major Michael Fillback from the Edwardsville Police Department said the area is safe.
“We don’t believe there’s any danger to the community or the campus,” Fillback said.
Fillback said the victim is expected to recover from her injuries. He advised anyone who sees Smith-Bogay not to approach him and instead call their local police department.