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UPDATE: Columbia man charged in connection to shooting

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m: Rusty McGrath has been formally charged in Boone County for assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

McGrath has a $150,000 cash only bond and is ordered to have no contact with the victim.

UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.: Boone County deputies have arrested 21-year-old Rusty McGrath in connection with a shooting Monday morning.

Deputies told ABC 17 News McGrath turned himself in sometime around 12:45 p.m.

McGrath was arrested for first-degree assault, armed criminal action and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

McGrath is being booked into the Boone County Jail.

UPDATE: Boone County deputies told ABC 17 News that they have identified a suspect and hope to have that person in custody on Monday.

The victim is a 19-year-old man and the suspect is a 21-year-old man.

Deputies confirmed that the two men got into an argument before the shooting.

The accused shooter fled the scene before deputies arrived.

ORIGINAL: Boone County deputies have cleared the scene of an incident on Ludwick Boulevard in which they said one man was shot in the face.

The shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

The victim was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies told ABC 17 News that there was a small gathering at the home before the incident.

They also said the wound was not self-inflicted.

ABC 17 News talked with neighbors at the scene, who said they didn’t hear anything.

No one has been arrested. Deputies are still investigating.

Stay with ABC 17 News for any updates.

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