UPDATE: Probable cause statement released on Saturday night shooting

10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Monday, November 19 2018 Nov 19, 2018 Monday, November 19, 2018 11:53:00 AM CST November 19, 2018 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer & Garrett Tiehes and Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Reporters
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BOONE COUNTY - It was a "loud verbal argument" between Tiffany Fountain and a male that led to a shooting Saturday night, according to a probable cause statement. 

Prosecutors charged Fountain, 36, with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. 

Boone County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 800 block of North Wester Lane around 9:30 p.m. after a neighbor called reporting a loud argument. The shooting took place just east of the Columbia city limits. 

Upon arriving, deputies found a male with a single gunshot wound to the chest sitting in a red Chevrolet truck, according to Detective Tom O'Sullivan. A probable cause statement said the male told deputies it was Fountain who shot him. 

The statement said Fountain admitted she had the handgun and shot the male. It said deputies took the handgun from the scene. A  breath test showed Fountain had an elevated blood alcohol content, the probable statement said. 

Neighbors said there was a heated exchange between the male and Fountain prior to the gunshot. 

"I was thinking, 'Oh, it's going to be alright.' But then, when I heard the gunshot I'm like, 'Okay this can't be happening,'" neighbor Casey Allen said. Allen's aunt lives across the street from Fountain; he witnessed the shooting while visiting her. 

The victim was taken to University Hospital. The sheriff's department has not released his identity or any information on his condition.  

"It's usually quiet," Allen said about his aunt's neighborhood. 

Neighbors said there have been issues at the home on Wester Lane before, usually with the couple arguing with each other.  

Fountain was being held in the Boone County Jail on a cash-only bond of $75,000.

(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the latest information.) 

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