Florida teen shot store clerk over bag of chips: cops

A Florida convenience store worker was shot dead during an argument over a bag of chips with a 17-year-old boy who was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Officers responded to the Friendly Way convenience store on the 900 block of South Florida Avenue in DeLand around 1 p.m./Saturday to a report of a shooting.

The victim, who works as a clerk, told cops he had a verbal argument with a customer over the price of a bag of crisps.

The altercation quickly turned physical, at which point the teenage customer allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the store clerk in the leg.

The business owner called 911 for help, frantically telling an emergency dispatcher, “Hurry up, please hurry up!” reported WESH.com.

The injured victim, who has not been named, was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for treatment for a non-life-threatening injury.

On Tuesday, police called on the public for help in locating the shooter, whom they identified as 17-year-old Tyrique Matthews.

“He is considered armed and dangerous,” police warned those who might encounter him. “Don’t approach him.”

Less than 24 hours later, the police department announced that Matthews had turned himself in. It is not yet known what charges he will face.

New York Post

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