Shots end row on massacre

By Nikhil Kumar

A man in Missouri faces assault charges for allegedly drawing a weapon outside a barber shop and shooting at another customer after an argument about the Sandy Hook massacre.

The altercation took place at a barber shop in Wentzville, Missouri. Lester Davis, 57, was at the All Cuts Barber Shop when a discussion among customers turned to the Newtown shootings.

A customer commented that the shooting made him want to kill the suspect (who in fact killed himself at Sandy Hook). This is reported to have been read by Davis as a threat.

"You want to murder me?" he said, according to a police report, before allegedly fetching a pistol from his car and firing three times in the customer's direction.

Though not fatal, it is the latest example of gun violence since Sandy Hook.

A woman was shot and killed inside a Las Vegas casino, three people were shot in an Alabama hospital and three police officers were killed in incidents in Topeka and Memphis.


- Independent

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