Spilled Beer Leads to Fatal Shooting at Illinois Gas Station

The shooting happened Saturday in Sauget, which is located in the greater St. Louis area

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Police say a man has been shot dead at a southwestern Illinois gas station convenience store after a friend dropped a pack of beer that sprayed on the gunman's shoe.

"You gonna buy me new shoes?" the suspect said, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

Sauget Police Chief Patrick Delaney says the gunman approached a group of friends buying beer and demanded one. He says the men refused and the 12-pack slipped from the buyer's hands, sending out a spray of beer.

Delaney says the suspect grabbed a .45-caliber handgun from his car and returned to shoot one of the men.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the victim was identified as 26-year-old Oscar C. Carbajal of St. Louis.

Police are examining surveillance video and are confident they'll be able to quickly identify the shooter.

The shooting happened Saturday in Sauget, which is located in the greater St. Louis area.

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