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Suspect arrested in shooting over spilled beer

September 7, 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

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