Man charged with shooting local basketball player in Berkeley

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A 20-year-old man has been charged in the shooting of a local basketball player.

Shawn Peebles was charged with assault and armed criminal action. Prosecutors say Peebles shot Leon Watkins, 19, during an argument in Berkeley.

Watkins graduated from McCluer High School and played basketball for Mineral Area College.

Peebles' bond was set at $500,000.

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