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Ex-Missouri lawmaker gets probation in road-rage gun assault

April 1, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri lawmaker accused of pulling a gun on a motorist during a road-rage incident has gotten probation.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 69-year-old Russell Gunn will serve two years’ probation after pleading guilty in February to a reduced charge of third-degree assault.

Gunn is a Democrat from Northwoods who served eight years in the Missouri House, leaving in 2000.

Prosecutors say the incident began Feb. 23, 2016, when a pickup truck merged in front of Gunn’s BMW. Gunn moved back in front of the pickup and allegedly slammed his brakes twice, causing collisions.

Police say Gunn stopped, grabbed a handgun and walked to the truck, then hit the pickup driver in the head with the gun, which discharged and sent a bullet through the pickup’s roof.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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