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Newtown Barbershop Debate Ends in Gunfire

Posted: Dec 19, 2012 2:05 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Dec 19, 2012 2:16 PM

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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.

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