It turns out the Jefferson County sniper wasn’t a sniper at all, just a tipsy teenager shooting a gun at his sister’s party. Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says the situation wasn’t as serious as police thought. Police had worried they had a sniper at loose. Boyer says the sister of 19-year-old Donald Christy had thrown a party while her parents were gone and some of the guests went out in the yard and shot at some trees, not realizing Highway 30 was nearby and not realizing police officers thought they were being shot at. Christy is being held for unrelated traffic violations and might be charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Boyer says more charges might be filed later.
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