Man shot and killed over spilled beer

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SAUGET, IL (KTVI)- The Major Case Squad has been activated after person was shot and killed at a liquor store on Route 3 in Sauget, IL,  Saturday morning.  It is the first homicide in 5 years in the village.

Sauget Police Chief Patrick Delaney said that the liquor store at the Route 3 Fuel and Lottery has a walk up window that is open all night. Around 5:20am,  a man and two friends bought beer. The suspect, who was pumping gas, came up and asked the men for beer and they told him no.  While the suspect was still in line, the men finished paying for the beer.  According to police, they then dropped the beer and it splashed all over the suspect’s feet.

That’s when the suspect went back to his car and got a .45 caliber handgun. He then came back over and shot one of the men in the chest at point blank range. The victim, 29-year-old Oscar Casiano Carbajal, was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

The suspect fled the scene. He is described as a light skinned black male, about 6′ tall. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, jean shorts, and blue ball cap. Police believe he is in his mid-20’s. He left the scene in a newer model, dark blue Ford Fusion. 

The last homicide in Sauget was at the same liquor store back in 2010.

Anyone with information in this case, should contact the Major Case Squad, working out of the Sauget Police Department, at 618-332-6507.

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