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Police: Missouri hotel shooting fugitive arrested in Texas

The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A man wanted for allegedly firing a gun into a crowded party, wounding nine people, was arrested early Wednesday in Texas, authorities said.

Curtis B. Sharp, 25, had been a fugitive since the Jan. 15 shooting at the Motel 7 in Springfield, a university town in south-central Missouri. He is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

Springfield police said Sharp was arrested in Hurst, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, by local police and federal marshals.

Four men and five women, all in their early 20s, were wounded in the shooting.

According to court documents, one of the victims identified Sharp as the gunman and said Sharp had argued with another man before firing.

Sharp had completing a 120-day court-ordered drug treatment program in 2004, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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