Twenty minutes after a killing in a Schnucks store Tuesday, Officer Kristopher Weston arrested a suspect he found hiding in some bushes. A few hours after that, the mayor called Weston before the City Council to recognize him for his work. And less than five minutes after that, they voted to lay him off.
Sgt. Colin Langsdale said he believed Valencia had a gun. Other witnesses at the scene said they also believed he had a gun.