Callaway County man arrested following accidental shooting

5 months 1 day 15 hours ago August 17, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 17 2016 Wednesday, August 17, 2016 11:55:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
By: Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Callaway County man was arrested Thursday afternoon after accidentally shooting a friend of his.

Ryan Fonner, 24, of Portland was arrested for possessing a firearm while intoxicated and a narcotics violation. He is currently being held in Callaway County Jail.

According to a press release by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, deputies were sent to Portland around 1:30 p.m. after getting a report of shots fired. The victim, a 47-year old unnamed male, left the scene in a vehicle.

Deputies eventually made contact with the victim near State Road north of Highway 94. The victim said the shooting was an accident upon making contact with deputies.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.

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