Springfield man charged in rap battle shooting
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.