St. Charles, MO (KTRS) A Florissant man is charged in connection with a shooting on Tuesday in Wentzville.
According to the St. Charles County Police Department, 40-year-old Carl J. Townsend allegedly fired several rounds from a .45 caliber pistol toward a 38-year-old man who was assisting one of his tenants with moving. Townsend had been arguing with his tenant over a pending eviction from a residence in the 2600 block of Juanest Lane. The victim suffered a gunshot wound, and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Townsend has been charged with first degree assault and is being held on a $250-thousand-dollar cash-only bond.