U City Man Shot Man in Chest, Police Say
The shooting victim survived; Eric Cooper has been charged in the incident in North County.
A 41-year-old University City man shot a North County man in the chest in Glasgow Village, St. Louis County Police said.
Eric C. Cooper, 41, of the 7400 block of Liberty Avenue in University City, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.
St. Louis County Police said Cooper shot the man in the chest Nov. 21 in the 10500 block of Lothian Circle in Glasgow Village in North County.
The shooting victim was taken to a St. Louis area hospital. Information was not immediately available on his condition.
Police said Cooper is not allowed to possess a firearm because he was convicted in 2008 of a felony, distributing cocaine base.
Cooper is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $75,000, cash only.
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