Police: Nederland business owner shoots former employee during dispute

Published 8:37 pm Friday, June 14, 2019

NEDERLAND — Police are investigating a shooting that took place between a business owner and ex-employee in the 3000 block of North Highway 69 on Friday.

According to police, a former employee of A One Box and Tank Wash confronted the store owner around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

According to Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter, the two men got into an altercation before the store owner shot the former employee in the shoulder.

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Porter said the man who was shot drove himself to a medical center before he was transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital with what police believe is a non-life-threatening injury.

No charges have been filed and police are still investigating what led to the shooting.