Florida teen shot and killed over bag of chips by cops


A Florida supermarket worker was shot dead in an argument over a bag of chips with a 17-year-old boy, who was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Police officers responded to a report of a shooting around 1 p.m. Saturday at the Friendly Way store on the 900 block of South Florida Avenue in DeLand.

The victim, who works as a clerk, told police he got into a verbal argument with a customer over the price of a bag of chips.

The altercation soon turned physical, after which the teenage customer allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the store clerk in the leg.

The store’s owner called 911 for help and frantically told an emergency responder, “Hurry up, please hurry up!” reports

The wounded victim, whose name will not be released, was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

On Tuesday, police asked the public for help in locating the shooter, whom they identified as 17-year-old Tyrique Matthews.

“He is considered armed and dangerous,” police warned those who might encounter him. “Don’t go to him.”

Less than 24 hours later, the police department announced that Matthews had turned himself in. It is currently unclear what charges will be brought against him. Florida teen shot and killed over bag of chips by cops


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