BARNHART, Mo. (AP) – Jefferson County authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by a store worker after alleging pointing a gun at the worker.

Authorities say 48-year-old Robert Lawson of Imperial was at Karsch’s Village Market in Barnhart on Thursday, allegedly appearing intoxicated and causing a disturbance.

When two employees followed Lawson to the parking lot, he allegedly pulled a gun from his car and pointed it at them. One of the workers, a 23-year-old man with a concealed-carry permit, pulled his own gun and shot Lawson, who died at the scene.

An investigation continues.

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