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Amazon Driver Parks Illegally, Gets Shot

He was challenged after parking in handicapped spot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 6, 2019 12:43 AM CST
Police say the driver parked his van illegally.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – A Missouri Amazon delivery driver who police say parked his van illegally in a handicapped-accessible parking spot is in critical condition in a hospital after a man shot him in a dispute over the space, the AP reports. St. Charles Police Lt. Tom Wilkison says the 21-year-old driver was taken Tuesday to a hospital in critical but stable condition with a back wound. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the dispute started when a 65-year-old man pulled out a cellphone to record that the driver had parked illegally. During a struggle over the phone, the older man fell and then fired shots as the driver walked away. It wasn't known if the older man had a disability. Amazon in a statement described the incident as "terrible." The driver works for a third-party service provider. (Read more Amazon stories.)

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