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Suspect who shot man over spilled beer convicted

Posted August 7

— A man who fatally shot a man over spilled beer at a Sauget gas station has been convicted.

Lamarc Robert Garrett, who was charged with in first-degree murder, has been convicted.

Garrett shot and killed Oscar C. Casiano, 26, of the 2800 block of California in 2015.

Three men were getting beer and gas at a Phillips 66 gas station around 5:30 a.m. on September 5, 2015 when a man approached them asking for a beer, police said.

An argument occurred and the beer fell to the ground, spraying the suspect, authorities said.

Police said Garrett got angry, walked back to his car, returned and fatally shot Casiano.

The other two victims were not struck by the gunfire.

He will be sentenced on September 12.

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