ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man made his first court appearance Thursday for a fatal shooting outside of a gas station in the city’s Academy neighborhood.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s probable cause statement, the shooting took place just after 3:30 p.m. on June 2 at the Phillips 66 at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and North Kingshighway Boulevard.

Police said the victim, John Christmas, was attempting to buy something at the gas station, but employees told Christmas he could not make any purchases and ordered him to leave. Christmas got into an argument with store employees while standing in the parking lot.

Police claim Trevell M. Warren, who was not involved in the argument, walked up to Christmas and took a pistol the man had concealed in his pocket. Christmas and Warren got into a fight over the pistol. During the struggle, the gun went off and Christmas was fatally wounded.

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Christmas was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 51.

The shooting was recorded on store surveillance cameras.

Warren was arrested a short time later. Investigators claim Warren admitted to stealing Christmas’ firearm.

Warren has a prior conviction for burglary in 2013 and has a pending case for unlawful possession of a firearm.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged Warren with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of armed criminal action. Warren was jailed without bond.