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Dispute over fireworks led to shooting, arrest, deputies say

Saturday, July 5, 2008 | 4:44 p.m. CDT; updated 2:23 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA- Boone County and Columbia law enforcement officials were sent to the Rock Bridge Estates subdivision early Saturday morning in response to a large disturbance with weapons.

Deputies were told that 20-year-old Andre Lee of Columbia fired a handgun at a vehicle containing several children, following an argument about fireworks, a Sheriff’s Department news release stated. None of the shots hit the vehicle, and no one was injured.

Lee was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, seven counts of second-degree assault and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bond is set at $63,000.


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