Businessman indicted for shooting, killing shoplifter
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis business man has been indicted on murder charges for shooting a shoplifter.
According to the Shelby County District Attorney General, in October of 2019 Lamorris Robinson was at the Mid-South Small Engines, where he picked up a chainsaw and ran out of the store.
The report says a businessman, Charles Kalb, grabbed a shotgun from under the counter and chased the shoplifter before shooting Robinson in the back outside of the store.
Robinson was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
Surveillance video was released a few weeks after the shooting occurred, and Robinson’s family filed for a wrongful death lawsuit against Kalb.
The report says that the shotgun Kalb used was an illegal weapon, a sawed-off shotgun.
Kalb has been indicted on first-degree murder charges and a felony count of possession of a prohibited weapon. His bond is set at $1 million.
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