Newtown Barbershop Debate Ends in Gunfire
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is jailed after allegedly becoming agitated during a barber shop discussion of the Newtown, Conn., shooting and allegedly shooting in the direction of a patron.
Assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon charges were filed against 57-year-old Lester Davis of Wentzville following the shooting Tuesday at All Cuts Barber Shop in Wentzville.
A patron made the comment that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School made him want to kill the suspect. For unknown reasons, police say Davis took the comment as a threat and asked, "You want to murder me?"
Davis then allegedly went to his car, retrieved a pistol and fired three times in the customer's direction. No one was hurt.
Davis turned himself in and is jailed on $400,000 bond.