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Gas station clerk kills man over $1 bag of candy

By Mason White 8:18 AM October 24, 2017
Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher and Christopher Simmons
Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher and Christopher Simmons
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A man was shot dead during the night after getting into an argument with a Missouri gas station clerk over a bag of candy.

The gas station worker has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action after he was accused of fatally shooting the customer.

Christopher Simmons, 34, went to the gas station convenience store in St. Louis.

At some point, he got into an argument with the store clerk, 39-year-old Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher.

Simmons then walked out of the store and Jawher believed that he shoplifted a bag of candy that was worth $1.10.

Jawher followed Simmons outside, and the two continued arguing. As some point, Jawher pulled out a gun and shot Simmons in the head, police said.

When police arrived, they did not find any candy in Simmons’ possession.

The victim’s mother, Dorothy, said that she was unhappy with the fact that Jawher was not arrested at the scene. It took investigators almost 4 weeks to bring charges against Jawher.

Bail for Jawher was set at $1 million.

A man who works with Jawher said that he was a very nice and hardworking employee who was loved by his customers.