Man Charged in Shooting Over Handicapped Parking Spot
A 65-year-old Missouri man is jailed after being charged in the shooting of an Amazon delivery driver in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot.
KTVI-TV reports that Larry Thomlison of St. Charles is charged with assault and armed criminal action. Thomlison does not yet have an attorney.
The shooting happened Tuesday at the parking lot of a Target store in St. Charles. Authorities believe Thomlison was upset that the 21-year-old Amazon driver pulled into a handicapped-accessible parking space.
Police say Thomlison, who had a placard allowing him to park in handicapped-accessible spots, pulled out a cellphone to document the truck, leading to a struggle in which Thomlison was knocked to the ground. Police say he then pulled out a gun and shot the Amazon driver in the back.
The Amazon driver remains hospitalized.