ST. LOUIS (AP) A 16-year-old boy is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot soon after allegedly stealing the tip jar at a St. Louis restaurant and being confronted by a customer.
The shooting happened Thursday afternoon. Police say the teenager and an acquaintance were causing a disturbance and were asked to leave the restaurant. The teen allegedly grabbed the tip jar on the way out.
A 56-year-old customer confronted him outside the restaurant. Police say the teen shoved the man to the ground and began beating him. The man suffered facial injuries but declined medical treatment.