UPDATE: Suspects in Eastland Circle shooting identified, charged

2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago Monday, August 20 2018 Aug 20, 2018 Monday, August 20, 2018 5:52:00 PM CDT August 20, 2018 in News
By: Leo Rocha, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged two men Tuesday in connection with a shooting on Eastland Circle a day earlier.

Columbia Police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Eastland Circle around 1:30 p.m. They spoke to the victim, whose injury was not life threatening and who refused to go to a hospital.

Police gathered suspect information and later arrested two men at Academy Sports on Trimble Road. Alec McCabe, 27, faces one charge of assault; Chad Baker, 30, faces charges of assault and armed criminal action.

According to court documents, the suspects and victim got into an argument, during which Baker pulled a gun and opened fire. The victim told police he used pepper spray on Baker in return, after which both suspects drove away from the home.

A witness said Baker was upset with the victim because the latter apparently "tried to 'rape' [Baker's] sister." 

Both men are at the Boone County jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

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