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Ardmore man facing charges in shooting incident

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com

An Ardmore man is facing charges for assault with a dangerous weapon following a shooting incident in late January.

After the alleged altercation on Jan. 23, Eddy Booker, 78, of Ardmore was taken into custody for shooting with intent to kill. However, District Attorney Craig Ladd said there was not enough evidence to show that Booker had premeditated or intended to kill the victim.

On Feb. 13, charges for assault with a dangerous weapon were filed against Booker. While shooting with intent to kill is punishable by life imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon is punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years in the state penitentiary, or one year in the county jail.

Ardmore police began investigating the incident after responding to reports of a shooting in the 800 block of 3rd Avenue Southwest. Ardmore Police Department Sgt. Larry Payne told The Ardmoreite that Booker had allegedly engaged in an altercation with an elderly subject over money.

Booker allegedly pulled out a Smith and Wesson five-shot revolver during the altercation and fired a single shot at the subject. However, the subject was not injured by the gunshot.

Payne said Booker was treated for minor injuries to his shoulder and arrested after being released from the hospital. Booker bonded out of jail on Feb. 14. The victim filed a no contact order against Booker and a preliminary conference is set for March 26.