scheduled tribe. Charles. Mo. — A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of shooting an Amazon delivery truck driver during a dispute over a disabled parking spot.
Larry Thomlinson, 70, of St. Charles was found guilty of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the March 2019 shooting of 21-year-old Jaylen Walker, who was paralyzed from the waist down, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Prosecutors said Walker had illegally parked his delivery curb in a handicapped parking spot and was talking to another Amazon driver when Thomlinson confronted him.
Police said that when Thomlinson, who was driving a car with a handicapped permit placard, tried to photograph him, Walker pushed the phone away and Thomlinson punched him.
Prosecutors said that when both men fell to the ground during the fight, Thomlinson pulled out a gun and shot Walker in the back.
Thomlinson will be sentenced on May 1.