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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • UPDATE: St. Robert man charged after social club shooting incident

  • Witnesses told police a St. Robert man “lost his temper” Tuesday when he was relieved of his duties at a local social organization and shot at two people, according to court documents.
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  • Witnesses told police a St. Robert man “lost his temper” Tuesday when he was relieved of his duties at a local social organization and shot at two people, according to court documents.
    Hector Emilio Silva, 32, was charged with one count of second-degree assault, a class C felony, one count of armed criminal action, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, a class D felony, for an incident that occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Thames Street, in a subdivision just east of St. Robert.
    Police documents state that Silva "lost his temper" after two King Solomon Lodge #15 members relieved Silva of his duties as lodge secretary and Silva began shouting profanities at them.
    One of the members told police Silva then said “he would never step foot in your...lodge again,” then drew a semi-automatic weapon, aimed it at the direction of the two members and fired.
    There were no injuries reported, according to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long.
    The two victims told police “they had been afraid for their lives because they knew Silva had a bad temper and they had not expected to be shot at.”
    When Silva was arrested he told police his weapon “accidentally discharged and he fired into the ground by the front door.”
    The suspect was taken into custody without incident after his home was surrounded by authorities from multiple jurisdictions, who were attending a meeting a short distance from Thames Drive, according to Long.
    Silva is currently in the Pulaski County Jail with a $250,000 bond. If convicted, he could face up to 14 years in prison.

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