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Man accused of shooting at 8-year-old turns himself in

Jeffrey L. Collier (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Jeffrey L. Collier (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah man wanted after a shooting involving a child in Lone Oak on Aug. 29 turned himself in to authorities on Sept. 10.

Jeffrey L. Collier, 40, was wanted for wanton endangerment after an 8-year-old boy said he had been shot at.

He turned himself in just after noon on Thursday.

On Aug. 29 around 4 p.m., a 911 call was received from a home in the 200 block of Highland Church Road.

The caller reported that an 8-year-old child from the neighborhood had just knocked on his/her door, saying that he and his brother had just been shot at.

When deputies arrived at the location, they learned that a man identified as Collier had pulled up to the home next to the caller's location, demanding to know if his estranged girlfriend was there.

Police say he told a woman there that he would shoot her and her children if he found that they were hiding his girlfriend from him.

He then reportedly pulled out a semi automatic handgun and fired at least five shots.

He then drove away from the area driving a maroon 1994 Chevrolet Blazer.

Sheriff's deputies recovered at least one shell casing from the driveway.

A search warrant was served at his home on Aug. 30.

A semi automatic handgun and his Chevrolet SUV was recovered.

At least one shell casing was also found in his vehicle.

The pistol recovered is believed to be the one used in the shooting.

Collier was not located during the search of his home.

Collier has an extensive criminal record spanning back to 2000, including convictions for harassing communications, terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, wanton endangerment, contempt of court, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After Collier turned himself in, he was taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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