A rare shooting incident in a "quiet Malibu canyon enclave" took an even more bizarre turn when it was revealed today that man who allegedly pulled the trigger is Patrick Leach — the 27-year-old son of Barney & Friends creator Sheryl Leach.
Investigators say Leach was involved in a dispute over a "trespassing issue" with his neighbor Eric Shanks, when the former reportedly shot the latter in the chest, causing a non-life-threatening injury.
He was booked on a charge of attempted murder, but was able to bail out on a $1 million later that day.
The particulars of the dispute weren't disclosed, but a neighbor, who described Winding Way as a "quiet, locked-away community," said he heard the two men engage in "a verbal altercation" prior to the shooting.
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