Missouri Barbershop Conversation About Connecticut Shooting Ends In Shooting
A barber shop customer shot three times at another one while discussing the Connecticut tragedy and was charged with three felonies.
Lester Davis, 57…is facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.
According to police, Davis was at the All Cuts Barber Shop, 102 West Pearce Boulevard, about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with five other people.
One of the patrons was discussing last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and commented that the incident “makes me want to murder the suspect,” police said.
For unknown reasons, Davis took the comment as a threat and asked, “You want to murder me?” Davis then walked out to his Volkswagen sedan, retrieved a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol and fired three times in the customer’s direction, police said.
Davis said, “I’ll let you slide,” walked out of the barbershop and drove off in his car, police said.
He later turned himself in to police.