ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man is dead and a teenager is in custody after a shooting over a cheeseburger.
The victim is 26-year-old Carl Sharp. The name of the 16-year-old suspect has not been released.
Police say Sharp returned home around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after purchasing three cheeseburgers at a Rally's restaurant. The suspect apparently became angry because he had requested two burgers, not three, and an argument began.
The men ate the sandwiches and the suspect left. A short time later, police say the teen returned and shot Sharp three times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 16-year-old fled the scene on a bicycle and was taken into custody Sunday afternoon.
Sharp was a recent college graduate who is survived by his wife and two children.
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Monday August 4, 2008
This is ridiculous. Cheeseburgers are not that important to give someone reason to take another's life. So he got three cheesburgers instead of two, big deal. He should have been happy to get another cheeseburger. This just shows how dangerous some people can be, and how angry people can become.