Wentzville man sentenced following barber shop shooting

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 11:09 PM

(KMOV) – A Wentzville man was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday for firing a pistol at a fellow customer in a barber shop in December 2012.

Lester Davis, 58, of Wentzville, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections by St. Charles County Circuit Judge Rick Zerr.

According to authorities, the victim of the shooting reported that he and several others at the All Cuts Barber Shop were having a discussion about the Newtown, Connecticut killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School when Davis became angry.

Following the discussion, Davis reportedly walked out to his car and returned with a gun and began shooting.

According to authorities, Davis fired three shots near the victim.  However, no one was injured in the shooting.

Davis pleaded guilty to the charges on September 13, 2013.

Davis was sentenced to concurrent seven year terms on assault and weapon possession charges.  Additionally, he was sentenced to serve seven years for armed criminal action for a total of 14 years in prison.

Court records revealed Davis has a felony conviction in New Jersey and a history of altercations with neighbors that have resulted in an order of protection.  

 

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