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Man Jailed After Alleged Shooting in Downtown St. Cloud

Cleophas Williams jr. (Stearns County Jail)

ST. CLOUD – A 25-year-old St. Cloud man is in jail after police say he fired a gun several times in downtown St. Cloud.

The incident happened at about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday in the 10 block of 5th Avenue South.

Officers say they saw Cleophas Williams Junior fire a handgun several times in a parking lot.  They then chased him through the Center Square Ramp and onto 6th Avenue South, where he was struck by a passing car.

No one was hurt in the shooting.

Williams was taken to St. Cloud Hospital, then the to Stearns County Jail.  He’s facing a number of charges.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to call the St. Cloud Police Department.

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