A teenager allegedly became violent because a man wouldn’t buy him a beer. According to reports by St. Louis Pots-Dispatch, Carlos Blue, 17, approached a man outside a Pine Lawn, Missouri, convenience store and asked him to buy a beer.
The man, David Porter, 47, would not buy the beer for the teenager and went inside the store to make a purchase. When Porter walked back outside, Blue shot the man in the back and another teen, Monte A. Johnson, 19, took the man’s wallet.
Blue and Johnson continued to rummage through Porter’s pocket while he was on the ground unconscious. A police officer noticed the scuffle and pulled into the parking lot of the store. The teens were eventually caught and arrested.
Blue was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Johnson was charged with robbery.
Porter’s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.