Police: Burger King Shooting Didn’t Happen in Sunset Hills
Sunset Hills police will pursue charges for making a false report against a man who said he was shot multiple times in the fast food restaurant's parking lot on Sept. 17.
[Editor's note: This article was updated Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. to include a comment from the St. Louis County Police Department.]
Sunset Hills Police determined that a man who said he'd been shot multiple times by a stranger in the Burger King parking lot Monday evening gave officers false information. Officers said the 45-year-old man was actually shot in Jennings, Mo.
St. Louis County Police have taken over the investigation.
Monday night the man, who arrived at an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said he was approached by a stranger while walking from his car into the restaurant. He said the stranger pointed a long barrel revolver at him, and that he was shot several times following a struggle to grab the weapon.
Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said the man took officers to the actual site of the incident in Jennings.
LaGrand could not offer additional details on the timeline of the shooting, but said that Sunset Hills police are pursuing charges against the man for making a false report.
A representative with St. Louis County Police said the department is currently working to determine the true nature of the attack.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.