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Man charged in relation to Monday night mobile home shooting


A Columbia man was charged Tuesday in relation to a Monday night shooting that took place at Park Trailer Court off of Business Loop 70 West.

Sean Colton, 21, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of armed-criminal action and first-degree domestic assault. He is being held at the Boone County Jail on a $400,000 bond. A court date has not been set.

Columbia police arrived to the 1800 block of Business Loop 70 West on Monday night and found a victim with two gunshot wounds in the upper-right part of their back. Officers also found a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup south of the mobile home with multiple bullet holes, according to the probable cause statement. The victim was brought to University Hospital.

The victim allegedly told police he lived with Colton for about three months. The two apparently got into an argument, the victim allegedly told police that he left the residence to go into his vehicle when Colton fired a gun in the air several times, according to the probable cause statement. The victim allegedly told police he ran away and was shot in the back.

Colton was inside the mobile home and he was arrested by CPD. Colton accused the victim of following him around all day and started to push Colton, according to the probable cause statement. Colton allegedly told police he was able to get him to leave.

Colton allegedly told police that the victim “marched” back up the steps to him because of something Colton said. Colton told police he fired about one-third of the rounds in the magazine in the air, according to the statement.

Colton then allegedly said the victim was “tailing” away, so he started shooting the gravel and wasn’t sure if the victim was there at that point, according to the probable cause statement. Colton said his gun holds 20 rounds and thought he pulled the trigger 16 or 17 times, according to the statement.

He allegedly told police he “let bullets fly” to scare off the victim and “didn’t mean to shoot him.”

When asked if he was wondering about the status of the victim, Colton allegedly said

“I hated the guy, honestly,” Colton allegedly said when police asked if he was curious about the status of the victim.

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Ryan Shiner


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