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Shot in the Butt Over Potato Chips

ST. LOUIS (CN) - Police say they will not press charges against a storeowner who shot a teen-ager in the butt. The woman caught three teens trying to steal potato chips, and when she told them to put them back, two complied, but the third one pulled a gun - so she pulled her own gun and shot him, police said.

A gun-toting shop owner shot a would-be thief in the buttocks.

Myrtle Dunn, owner of Myrt's Northland Market, was justified in shooting the boy, who ran out of the store and then collapsed at the corner, police said. The boy was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police said they will seek robbery charges against the teen. One of the other teens will face a petty theft charge. The other teen left the area on a bus before police arrived.

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