Son of 'Barney' creator charged with attempted murder

barney-creator-son-attempted-murder.jpgIt wasn't all "I love you, you love me" in Malibu, Calif. earlier this year, when Patrick Leach allegedly shot and seriously wounded his 49-year-old neighbor. According to Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore, Leach is the son of Sheryl Leach, who helped create long-running PBS children's program "Barney & Friends."

According to TMZ, the 27-year-old Leach has been charged with attempted murder for the shooting in which he not only shot his neighbor, but then fled the scene. Leach was also arraigned on assault charges, according to a rep for the Los Angeles County district attorney.

The police say they have recovered evidence linking Leach to the shooting, but no motive is known at this time. The victim is expected to recover from his injuries, which were caused by a .45 handgun when he was shot in the chest.

Leach is being held on a $1 million bond.
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