Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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SAUGET > Man shot in dispute over beer * Police activated the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to help with a fatal shooting that happened at the Phillips 66 Convenience Mart on Route 3 early Saturday in Sauget.

Police identified the victim as Oscar C. Carbajal, 26, of the 2800 block of California Avenue in St. Louis.

The gunman left in a dark blue Ford Fusion, police said.

Sauget Police Chief Patrick Delaney gave this account of what happened:

At 5:20 a.m. three men were standing in the walk-up line at the liquor store to purchase a 12-pack of beer. After they bought the beer, a man pumping gas walked over and asked for a can. The men told him he would have to pay for it.

One of the men dropped a beer, and it sprayed on the shoe of the man who had asked for a can. The man whose shoe got sprayed went back to his car, then returned to the walk-up window, pulled out a gun and shot Carbajal. …

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