Around 7:30 p.m.Saturday, October 6th a man walked into AZ Food Mart in St. Louis, Missouri panhandling for money. He was denied and asked to leave the store, which he did voluntarily.
After closing, a store employee was leaving the store with the night deposit when the beggar approached him with a handgun and began firing at the employee. The employee, who is a licensed concealed carried, drew his firearm and returned fire causing the assailant to flee.
Police are still investigating.