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Man arrested after pistol fired in argument

Apr 21, 2011 12:16:00 PM - thestate.com
Updated 12:10 p.m.: One man was injured in shooting: A Columbia man is in jail after firing a gun during an argument at Colony Apartments off West Beltline Boulevard.

James Anthony Ashford, 26, is charged with attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol and simple possession of marijuana.

According to police, Ashford was part of an argument at the apartments around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ashford is accused of pulling out a pistol and firing toward the others.

One man was struck in the groin by a bullet. The wound was considered non-life-threatening, police said.

Witnesses helped police locate and arrest Ashford.

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