(Meredith) – A heated argument over a popular beef Jerky Snack led to a shootout at a Houston gas station, authorities said.
According to police, a group of men stopped in a Chevron convenience store on Tuesday for a short while. One of the men went into the shop to grab a Slim Jim and argue with the owner about whether he stole the item, KTRK reports.
The police said the dispute intensified as witnesses saw the owner shoot the man in his leg
"This guy came running out of the store while I pumped with screaming gas: 'You did not pay for it "Slim Jim & # 39 ;," Kenny Allen told the station. He said, "I paid for it, slim Jim. "The next thing you know, this guy grabs his back, pulls his gun, and shoots him.
The client was operated on at Ben Taub Hospital, but is said to survive.
There is no word, if the owner wants it, face crime, though police repatriated him to the station for interrogation.
KTRK reports officers also placed A Mark on a Slim Jim in the Parking Lot.