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Patrick Leach, son of "Barney" co-creator, arrested in shooting of neighbor

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Barney the dinosaur rides on a float at the 76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Herald Square November 28, 2002 in New York City. Matthew Peyton/Getty Images

Barney the dinosaur rides on a float at the 76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Herald Square November 28, 2002 in New York City.
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(CBS/AP) MALIBU, Calif. - Authorities say Patrick Leach, son of the co-creator of long-running children's show "Barney and Friends," was arrested in connection with the shooting of a Malibu neighbor.

Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said 27-year-old Leach was arrested on Jan. 9 and released on $1 million bail.

The shooting allegedly involved an ongoing dispute between Leach and the neighbor, who Whitemore says is in critical condition but expected to survive.

Leach allegedly fled by car and was arrested a couple miles away, minutes after authorities arrived on scene.

Leach is the son of Sheryl Leach, co-creator of the popular PBS show about a purple dinosaur who plays and sings with children.

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