Property dispute leads to shooting

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. – A Dixon, Mo. man is accused of shooting another man in the face during an argument over property.

Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department say 18-year-old Douglas Austin Bacon got into a fight with 20-year-old Robert Stewart and another man Wednesday night. As the fight escalated, police say Bacon pulled a gun on Stewart, who fled the scene on an ATV stolen from Maries County.

As Stewart was fleeing, Bacon allegedly shot him in the face. Stewart was taken to a Springfield-area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Bacon is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $1 million.


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