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Two people charged after shooting at each other over a dog in Boone County

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HARRISBURG, Mo. (KMIZ)

Two men are charged after allegedly shooting at one another over a dispute about a dog on one man's property.

A Boone County prosecutor has charged Jeffrey Farris and Jason Burk with unlawful use of a weapon- exhibiting.

Jeffrey Farris

According to the probable cause statement, Boone County deputies responded to a report of neighbors shooting at each other on May 5 on the 4900 block of Squire Court Road.

Farris told deputies that Burk's dog was trespassing on his property and that he told Burk that if the dog came back onto the property "he would take care of the dog." The dog allegedly then went back onto the property and Farris allegedly shott at the ground near the dog with a 9mm handgun.

Jason Burk

Burk told investigators that he fired took his AR-15 rifle and fired it into the lagoon behind his property.

Both men were arrested that night.

They both have an initial court appearance scheduled for May 31 at 1:30 p.m.

Neither party has a defense attorney listed according to online court records.

Karl Wehmhoener

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