A man is facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened at Concord Plaza in South County Tuesday.
Chance Cramer, 22, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
An argument among a group of five men in a South County vape shop led to the shooting of a 21-year-old man in the parking lot Tuesday afternoon, police said.
St. Louis County Police detectives responded to the shooting at the Concord Plaza Shopping Center, near the intersection of Lindbergh and Baptist Church Road, around 1:30 after a man in his 20s was reported to have been shot in front of the MoVape store.
According to investigators, an argument initially broke out between two men inside the smokes shop and spilled out into the parking lot. Cramer is accused of shooting the victim after the argument escalated.
Sergeant Shaw McGuire with the St. Louis County Police said officers are still investigating the incident.
"Right now we got to give detectives time to figure out what happened," said Sergeant Shawn McGuire with the St. Louis County Police. "They're just talking to a ton of witnesses, they're talking to businesses. Obviously, you guys know Concord Plaza is filled with businesses and people. Lindbergh is a very busy roadway so we have a lot of people to talk to with little manpower."
Police say the victim is in critical condition.
Cramer remained on scene and surrendered to police just after 2:00 p.m. He was taken into custody
He is being held on a $100.000 bond.
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