A Family Dollar security guard who was fatally shot in Michigan on Friday might’ve been killed during a dispute with a customer who refused to wear a state-mandated protective mask in the store.
Citing state police, WEYI reported that Calvin Munerlyn, 43, was shot in the head while working at the Flint dollar store, at around 2:15 p.m. He died later from his injuries at a hospital.
According to The Detroit News, Michigan State Police First Lieutenant David Kaiser said they’re investigating claims that Munerlyn was killed after telling a customer they’re required to wear a mask in the store amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On April 24, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an order stating people must wear a protective mask while inside any public enclosed building.
“He would have given you the shirt off his back, the food off his table. He was the life of the party,” family friend Courtney Cabine said. “Remember him as an amazing, outgoing person.”
Munerlyn was reportedly shot near the entrance of the Family Dollar. Police said the suspects fled in the direction of some high-rise apartments located behind the store, according to MLive.
Authorities have not yet announced any arrests. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is scheduled to hold a press conference regarding the fatal shooting on Monday.
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