Rusty McGrath, 21
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(UPDATE: 03/13/17 03:53 p.m.)- A 21-year-old Columbia man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of shooting another man in the head earlier today at a residence in the 4300 block of Ludwick Boulevard.

Rusty A. McGrath of 4502 Waterloo Drive turned himself in at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department at about 12:30 p.m. He faces charges of First Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.



BOONE COUNTY, Mo.- The Boone County Sheriff’s Department reported a 19-year-old man sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head early this morning.

Police officials responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Ludwick Blvd. shortly before 4:30 a.m. and found the victim. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim and the suspect got into an argument before the shooting.

According to the release, deputies are actively seeking the suspect who’s believed to be a 21-year-old man. The suspect allegedly left the residence prior to the deputies arrival.

The 19-year-old male was transported to a local hospital for treatment.