The Argument about the size of the dog allows a human death in Missouri, sports bar, reports say

The police in Missouri, said Sean Beary, 43, was fatally shot Wednesday in a sports bar after an argument with someone about the size of a German shepherd dog.


An argument that took place on a of Missouri, in the sports bar last week proved to be deadly as the men feuded about the size of a German shepherd dog, police said.

Scott Beary, a 43-year-old father of three, died on Wednesday after he was shot at Show-Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant, KMOV reported. Beary’s friend and colleague, Ryan Jacobsmeyer, was reportedly injured in the incident.

Witness Carl Leavy told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a quarrel broke out over the dog, the weight, as the alleged shooter friend said his German Shepherd was 290 pounds — but Beary did not believe it, and joked that he was 325 pounds and could not imagine that a dog close to his size.

The argument broke out on a Show-Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant, according to reports.

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Beary and the alleged shooter reportedly exchanged numbers after talking about the construction jobs. If Beary was abandoned, according to Leavy, he allegedly jokingly said that the shooter no hard feelings about their disagreement.

The witness claimed that the shooter called Beary a coarse name, and added that Beary allegedly threw a punch and the suspect then fired.


The unidentified 54-year-old man who witnesses claim that pulled the trigger was arrested and booked Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder, the Post-dispatch reported.

The defendant is not faced with any charges because of insufficient evidence, despite the four hours of supervision of video and more than 20 interviews of those who witnessed the incident, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said.

It is unclear, according to McCulloch, or the alleged shooter acted in defense of himself or provoked the situation in the bar — and that makes it hard to get an indictment.

“Defense is always a consideration that we see, but now there is the defense of others, who is the aggressor, who is the first aggressor,” McCulloch said. “The way the law continues to change with Stand Your Ground and where your weapons and all that information, it’s going to take a while to sort through this.”

The charges can be filed against the man — that McCulloch doesn’t believe it is a danger at this point — when witnesses may be re-interviewed, and more evidence is collected, KMOV reported.


“When you’re in this country are we going to stop with the violence?” Beary’s brother, Don Beary, said. “You get a quarrel in a bar and someone pulls a gun and put it in the Wild West? Now my brother, my best friend, is dead.”

Leavy said the shooting has left him in fear for his life and does not understand how the shooter not charged.

Beary leaves behind his wife, Christy, and their three children.


“I don’t see how a man like that can get out,” Leavy told the Post-Dispatch. “I absolutely fear for my life and for everyone who saw it happen.”

Beary’s death came just five days after he and his wife, Christy, lost their 11-day-old daughter Jocelyn, who was born early.

“We put her to rest and we were all healing, and this is now happening,” Beary the employer, Jeana Sellenschuetter, told the news station. “So, we’re going to start all over again and we go to the same church that we were just in on Sunday and it’s not fair.”

A GoFundMe organized for Beary, the family that grew up in the neighborhood of $55,000 in four days — described him as “a loving husband, father, brother, son and friend to many. He was a funny, very caring man who would be there for you at the drop of a hat.”

“He always had jokes and funny stories to tell,” the fundraiser of Beary, whose other children are aged 13, 15 and 16.

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