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Charges filed for Columbia man who allegedly shot at multiple residences

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – Prosecutors filed charges for a Columbia, Mo. man who fired multiple shots into a multi-resident living area on November 25.

Deputies say a male subject, 39, was seen fleeing after he allegedly fired multiple rounds into a living space after he threatened a resident.

Police say probable cause was developed to identify the suspect as Nicholas Dean Brunda.

Brunda was subsequently arrested on the following charges:

  • Assault 1st Degree or Attempt – RSMo 656.050
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon – RSMo 571.030
  • Armed Criminal Action – RSMo 571.015
  • Assault – 4th Degree – RSMo 565.056

At around 6:00 P.M. later that day, Deputies witnessed Brunda driving and placed him under arrest.

Officers say they located an altered short-barrelled shotgun and he was charged once again with:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – RSMo 571.070
  • Unlawful Possession, Transport, Manufacture Repair or Sale of Certain Weapons – RSMo 

The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges and a warrant was issued for Brunda on 11/26/2022 with no bond allowed.

The media release indicates no one was injured in this incident.

Deputies say that Brunda is currently being held in the Boone County Jail.

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