Missouri man guilty of shooting into handicap parking space

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A 70-year-old Missouri man has been convicted of shooting an Amazon delivery man in the back during an argument over a handicap parking spot.

STREET. CHARLES. month — A suburban St. Louis man was convicted of shooting an Amazon delivery truck driver during a dispute over a disabled parking spot.

Larry Thomlison, 70, of St. Charles, was convicted Monday of first-degree assault and armed felony action in the March 2019 shooting of 21-year-old Jaylen Walker, who was paralyzed from the waist down, the St. Louis Post -Dispatch reported.

Prosecutors said Walker had illegally parked his delivery ban in a disabled parking spot and was speaking with another Amazon driver when Thomlison confronted him.

When Thomlison, who was driving a car with a disabled permit sign, tried to photograph him, Walker pushed the phone away and Thomlison struck him, police said.

As the two men fell to the ground during their fight, Thomlison drew a gun and shot Walker in the back, prosecutors said.

Thomlison will be sentenced on May 1.

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