Man sentenced for firing gun at funeral

3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Monday, September 30 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Monday, September 30, 2019 10:36:00 AM CDT September 30, 2019 in News
By: Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 News Content Manager
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COLUMBIA - A judge sentenced a man to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges related to gunfire at a funeral.

John Cosey, Jr. pleaded guilty on September 16 to assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Police arrested him in December 2018 after he fired a gun during a fight at the funeral of Ahmonta Harris. Court documents said someone punched Cosey after the funeral, and Cosey fired a gun in response. No one was hurt, but a home was damaged.

Harris died in a shooting just days before, and his father spoke about the issue of violence at the funeral.

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