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10/07/2008 09:41 PM ID: 73875 Permalink   

Nightclub Shooting Over a Hat...or a Woman

 

A shooting outside of a Springfield, Missouri nightclub that left one man wounded was reportedly caused by a disturbance over either a stolen hat or a woman, depending upon who is telling the story as witnesses statements conflict.

Johnathon L. Kates, 21, of Ozark, MO has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action for allegedly shooting at two men with an AR-15 assault rifle. Kates has pleaded innocent to the charges during his arraignment.

One of the victims was shot while trying to disarm Kates after he retrieved the weapon out of his truck following a fight. The victim was wounded during the scuffle but disarmed the suspect, struck him with his own rifle and kicked him in the head.

 
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  I could almost hear..  
 
"Dueling Banjos" playing in the background when I read this story.
 
  by: LeroyJenkins     10/07/2008 09:56 PM     
  @LeroyJenkins  
 
Well summarized, I must say. Welcome to Shortnews. Tip: cut down the length of the sentences. The 1st paragraph is almost 40 words long. It's a bit hard to read w/o glasses (dunno where I put them). :) Keep up the good work.
 
  by: Fonzo   10/08/2008 12:08 AM     
  From my vast  
 
experience in the past, hats and women are the number one causes of fights in nightclubs. Most places used to ban hats for this reason. They couldn't ban women. No one would show up.
 
  by: JonSmith     10/08/2008 12:15 AM     
  "struck him with his own rifle"  
 
LOL that's cold. Missouri, where everyone carries an AK in their truck.
 
  by: elzorro   10/08/2008 12:22 AM     
  "AK"  
 
which is also the postal code for Alaska. I had this mental image of Palin with an AK-47...... OH, well. Too much politics.
 
  by: JonSmith     10/09/2008 02:48 AM     
  haha  
 
Want to know something hilarious? I live in Ozark, Missouri. I didn't even hear about this on the news here.
-np-
 
  by: NicPre     10/09/2008 02:39 PM     
 
 
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