Dramatic video has drawn national attention to the wounding of a beer thief by a convenience store co-owner in Lakeland. The young merchant has been charged with attempted second-degree murder; the wounded man who stole $36 worth of beer will be charged with felony if he pulls through at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where he’s in critical condition, Newsweek reports. His sister-in-law told the magazine that although he’s a convicted felon who “doesn’t make good decisions,” he’s got a job and could have paid for the beer. “Nobody deserves to be gunned down for beer,” she said.

Source: Newsweek

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