At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jefferson City police were called to 2025 East McCarty Street, A-1 Small Engines, regarding an assault with a firearm that just occurred at that location.
Upon speaking to the victim, who had left the area after the incident occurred, he stated that he was in a verbal altercation with an employee at the business over a lawn mower. According to the victim, the situation escalated when the suspect, a 40 year old male Jefferson City resident, produced a handgun and fired two shots at the victim as he was trying to leave. The victim was not struck by the shots, nor was anyone injured during the incident.
Officers contacted the suspect, who was then arrested for 2nd Degree Assault with a weapon.
The name of the suspect was not released pending the filing of formal charges from the Cole County Prosecutor's Office.