Felony Charges After Democrat Matthew Lieberman Allegedly Points Gun at Individual, Yells ‘Racial Slurs’

Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman charged with racially motivated gun crime in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Democrat fundraiser Matthew Lieberman was charged with multiple felonies after allegedly pointing a gun at someone and yelling “racial slurs.”

The incident allegedly occurred in St. Louis at Skinker Boulevard and Interstate 64.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the individual at whom Lieberman allegedly pointed a gun was standing at an Amoco station. He is then alleged to have fired several rounds at the gas station. Investigators who studied the station’s surveillance film said Lieberman can be seen on it and “bullet casings at the scene matched the make and model of bullet casings found in Lieberman’s car.”

After allegedly shooting at the Amoco, “Lieberman was at the Jack in the Box on Hampton Avenue, shouting racial epithets at maintenance workers.” He then allegedly fired several shots from inside his Mercedes.

He was arrested Wednesday and charged with “unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.” One of the charges also carries a hate crime enhancement, as police officers indicated Lieberman’s “conduct and use of epithets indicate his actions to be motivated by race.”

Lieberman “has been a longtime fundraiser for Democrats in Missouri, including former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.” He lives in St. Louis.

His bail is set at $200,000.

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