Columbia man arrested for assault with firearm

Matthew Akins was arrested after allegedly firing one shot at another man Saturday evening.

A Columbia man is facing multiple charges after allegedly firing a gun at another man Saturday evening.

Boone County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 7600 block of North Highway VV just after 5 p.m.

The victim and witnesses told authorities that 24-year-old Matthew Akins came to the home and started a verbal altercation.

The victim said Akins drew a gun and pointed it at him.

The victim also said as Akins was leaving the home he fired one shot at him. The bullet hit the ground in front of the victim and he was not injured.

Akins was arrested for first-degree assault, armed criminal action and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.