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Columbia man arrested for Friday shooting

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A Hallsville man was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's Deputies after a shooting on Friday.

Nicholas Dean Brunda, 39, was arrested Friday for shooting at a Columbia residence earlier that day. Brunda is charged with first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and fourth-degree assault in relation to the shooting.

According to the Boone County Sheriff, Brunda made threats to someone who lives at a residence on the 4300 block of Germantown Drive. He then went to the residence around 11 a.m. Friday and shot a gun at a multi-residence building.

Boone County Sheriff said multiple witnesses helped determine probable cause against Brunda after seeing him flee the scene in a car.

Around 6 p.m. Friday, Brunda was pulled over and arrested by a deputy on Iris Drive. The deputy found an altered short-barrel shotgun in Brunda's possession, which led to charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession, transport, manufacture repair or sale of certain weapons.

Brunda is currently being held in the Boone County Jail without bond.

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