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Intoxicated man shot, killed by Barnhart, Mo. store clerk identified

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BARNHART, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An intoxicated man was killed in a shooting at a Barnhart, Missouri market Thursday morning, police said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said store employees were attempting to stop a man, later identified as 48-year-old Robert Lawson, who appeared to be intoxicated from leaving Karsch’s Market around 10:20 a.m.

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Employees told authorities they followed Lawson as he left the store and made his way to the vehicle. Lawson then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the employees.

One of the store’s employees, a 23-year-old man from Imperial who has a concealed carry license, felt threatened, pulled out his own handgun and shot Lawson.

An investigation is currently underway.

No other details were available.

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