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Cameron Eugene Barrus


RUPERT — Police say a Burley man fired a pistol at two men in Rupert last week.

Cameron Eugene Barrus, 27, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault.

The wife of one of the victims said she saw Barrus point a black gun at her husband and fire a shot at him, court records said.

Deputies recovered a spent bullet from the area where her husband had been standing. A spent casing was found inside Barrus’ pickup.

Another man who witnessed the incident from across the street said Barrus leaned out the window of the truck and fired a shot at him, too. The witness followed Barrus and got the license plate number from his vehicle.

Police found Barrus in Burley.

Barrus told police that he was at the man’s home trying to collect money. He said his girlfriend and their five-month-old daughter were in the truck with him at the time.

Barrus told police that he did not shoot at either man. He said he grabbed a black object from his truck, but he could not tell police what the object was.

He said when he was leaving he threw loud “poppers,” at the man he was trying to collect money from. Poppers are fireworks that make a snapping noise.

A preliminary hearing in the case is set at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Minidoka County Magistrate Court.

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