Springfield man charged in rap battle shooting

2 years 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, October 07 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Tuesday, October 07, 2014 8:55:00 AM CDT October 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police have charged a man who they said shot a man in the stomach during a rap battle.

The Springfield News-Leader reported 27-year-old Jered Blair was charged Friday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Police said he wounded 27-year-old Anthony Turner at a Springfield cookout on Aug. 30. They said Blair shot Turner while several people were taking turns rapping in a group.

Blair faces up to 15 years in prison. He was being held at the Greene County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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