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Discussion about Newtown leads to Missouri barber shop shooting, police say

Lester Davis
CBS St. Louis

(CBS/AP) WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Lester Davis, 57, was arrested after allegedly becoming agitated during a barber shop discussion of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, and shooting in the direction of a patron.

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Davis is charged with assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon following the shooting that took place on Tuesday at All Cuts Barber Shop in Wentzville, just outside of St. Louis.

Before the incident took place, a patron at the barber shop reportedly commented that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School made him want to kill the suspect. For what police say are as-yet unknown reasons, Davis apparently took the comment as a threat. He reportedly asked the patron, "You want to murder me?"

Davis then allegedly went to his car, retrieved a pistol and fired three times in the customer's direction. No one was hurt.

Davis turned himself into police and is jailed $400,000 bond.

  • Crimesider Staff

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