FLORISSANT, Mo. – The suspect involved in a shooting that killed a father of four at Show Me’s in Florissant earlier this week has been released from custody.
According to the Florissant Police Department, an individual can’t legally be held in police custody when no charges are issued within 24 hours.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has decided to take the case under advisement and not issue charges at this time. They’re reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding the case.
In a press conference on Friday, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch says investigators are interviewing witnesses and watching several videos from inside and outside Show Me's. The videos do not have audio, according to McCulloch.
Scott Beary was shot and killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire inside the restaurant.
Witnesses told 5 On Your Side they got involved in a heated discussion about how much a German Shepard dog could weigh.
Show Me’s plans to reopen for lunch on Friday. The restaurant shared this message on their Facebook,
We would like to thank everyone for their concern for our team and the kind words of support. Thank you to the Florissant Police Department and first responders for their work and quick response. Please keep the family and friends of all impacted in your prayers. While we will reopen for lunch today and look forward to seeing all our team and loyal friends we respectfully ask you to support the family impacted by this tragedy. This senseless tragedy should not define Florissant and North County. Thank you and God bless.