Clerk shoots teenager for allegedly trying to steal cookies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A Kansas City store clerk has been charged after a teenager was shot while he allegedly was shoplifting some cookies.

Jackson County prosecutors say 26-year-old Mohammed Abdi was charged Wednesday with armed criminal action. Police say he shot a 16-year-old in the leg Tuesday at a Pic N Save store as the teen was walking out the door.

Witnesses told police Abdi shot the teenager, who was found injured on a sidewalk outside the store.

The Kansas City Star reports video surveillance shows the boy walking toward the exit as Abdi pulls a gun from his waistband and fires a shot.

Online court records do not indicate that Abdi has an attorney.

Information from: The Kansas City Star

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