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Video shows moment boy was attacked while dancing along Missouri sidewalk

Warning: Some may find this video difficult to watch

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Video shows the moment a 12-year-old boy was attacked while dancing on a sidewalk in Cape Girardeau.

Editor’s note: Some may find this video difficult to watch

The incident happened on July 3 on a Main Street sidewalk near Independence Street.

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The Cape Girardeau Police Department said the boy was dancing on a sidewalk with his dance instructor and another boy shortly before 11:59 p.m. when the attack happened.

In the video, you can see the boy dancing and then a dark SUV pulled up and came to an abrupt stop near the group. A man then got out and hit the boy in the back of the head and ran back to the SUV. The dance instructor tried to chase after the man, but the SUV sped off.

Several people ran over to help the boy.

Police believe the man who got out of the passenger side and came up behind the boy is 27-year-old Cedric Charles Moore Jr.

Below is a previous mugshot of Moore Jr.

Credit: Cape Girardeau PD

Moore Jr. was wanted for second-degree felony assault and first-degree child endangerment. The Cape Girardeau Police Department said he turned himself in to the Scott's County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department by calling 573-335-6621 or its anonymous tip line at 573-339-6313 or text "CAPEPD" to 847411.

There's a Facebook fundraiser by the Fingerprint Urban Dance Studio to raise money for the boy's medical bills. Click here for more information

The boy was treated at the hospital and has since been released.

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