- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

BARNHART, Mo. (AP) - Criminal charges will not be filed against a St. Louis-area store employee who fatally shot a man after a disturbance at the store.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1AiCpzA ) reports that Jefferson County prosecutor Forrest Wegge determined that the 23-year-old employee acted in self-defense in the November shooting that killed 48-year-old Robert Larson of Imperial.

The shooting happened on the parking lot of Karsch’s Village Market in Barnhart. Larson allegedly came into the store drunk and a police report said he later grabbed a gun from his truck.

The employee had a concealed-carry permit and told investigators that he shot at Larson after Larson picked up the gun.

A police report says a semi-automatic handgun with six bullets in the magazine was found on the ground next to Larson’s body.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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