Suspect arrested in shooting over spilled beer
Sep. 07, 2015
SAUGET, Ill. (AP) — Police have arrested a St. Louis man suspected of shooting a man to death after beer was spilled on his shoes at a southwestern Illinois gas station convenience store.
Thirty-three-year-old Lamarc R. Garrett is charged with first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond. It was not immediately clear if he already an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1M6arfM ) he's in the custody of University City police in Missouri.
The killing took place Saturday in Sauget, Illinois.
Police say the gunman approached a group of friends buying beer and demanded one. The men refused and the 12-pack slipped from the buyer's hands, sending out a spray of beer.
Authorities say the suspect then grabbed a handgun from his car and shot one of the men.
Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com