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Family Dollar Security Guard Fatally Shot After Denying Customer Entry Without A Face Mask
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The 43-year-old security guard was shot at a Family Dollar in Flint, Michigan.
A Family Dollar security guard in Flint, Michigan, was fatally shot in the head after confronting a customer for not wearing a face mask.
According to police reports, the incident occurred in the afternoon on May 1. Calvin Munerlyn, 43, got into a verbal altercation with Sharmel Teague, 45, after Munerlyn told her she needed to wear a mask while in the store.
"Teague began yelling at Munerlyn and spit at him and Munerlyn told her to leave the store and instructed a cashier not to serve her," a press release from the Office of Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton read.
Teague left the store only to return shortly after with two men, later identified as Larry Teague and Ramonyea Bishop, Teague's husband and son, respectively. The men confronted Munerlyn, with Bishop then allegedly pulling out a gun and shooting the security guard in the back of the head. Munerlyn was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Since then, the three have been charged with first degree premeditated murder and felony firearm.
"The death of Calvin Munerlyn is senseless and tragic and those responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent under the law," Leyton said.
"From all indications, Mr. Munerlyn was simply doing his job in upholding the Governor's Executive Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of store employees and customers," he added. "It is important that the Governor's order be respected and adhered to and for someone to lose their life over it is beyond comprehension."
A candlelight vigil for Munerlyn was held Sunday night.