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Police arrest man accused of shooting another man during cell phone sale

COLUMBIA, Mo - UPDATE 8:30am: Columbia police confirm Karl Henson was arrested in connection with Monday's shooting on Riva Ridge Court.

Police say an investigation revealed Henson arranged to meet the male victim there to potentially sell his cellular phone.

Police say the male victim took off running with Henson’s cellular phone without paying for it.

They say Henson then started chasing the male victim around a duplex and fired several rounds at the victim. 

Officers say the victim took his vehicle to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Officers say they found Henson’s handgun in his vehicle and two shell casings on the side of a duplex. 

ORIGINAL: A 23-year-old is the Boone County jail Tuesday on suspicion of weapon and assault charges.

Jail records show Karl Henson was booked in jail just after midnight Tuesday.

He faces possible charges of armed criminal action and assault creating serious physical injury.

This comes after two recent shootings in the city sent victims to the hospital, however it's unclear if Henson is connected with the shooting on Riva Ridge Court or on Hermitage Road Monday.

ABC 17 News has emailed police to find out what led up to the arrest. We'll up this story as we learn more.


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