On Monday, three individuals were charged with the fatal shooting of a store security guard.
The three individuals told officials that the security guard “disrespected” a relative when he asked her to put on a mask before entering the store to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
According to Genesee County Prosecutor, David Leyton, two of the suspects, Ramonyea Bishop, 23, and Larry Teague, 44, were still being sought.
The third suspect, Sharmel Teague, 45, is in police custody.
All three face charges of first- degree murder in Friday’s shooting of Calvin Munerlyn, 43. Munerlyn was a father of eight. The shooting took place at a Family Dollar store in Flint.
In addition to the murder charge, Bishop will also face charges of felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
Larry Teague will face two felony firearm-related charges, one charge of a felon in possession of a firearm, one charge of carrying a concealed weapon, and one of violating the governor’s executive order, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Sharmel Teague also faces a felony firearm charge, the statement 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,” Leyton said in a press release.
The tragic shooting was captured on video. The incident began around 2:14 p.m. on Friday when Sharmel Teague and her daughter entered the Family Dollar Store.
Teague and Munerlyn got into a verbal altercation after Munerlyn told Teague’s daughter she needed “to wear a mask inside the store,” Leyton said. “Teague’s daughter left the store, but Teague began yelling at Munerlyn, who then told her to leave the store and instructed the cashier not to serve her.”
Teague left the store but returned 20 minutes later with her husband, Larry Teague, and her son, Bishop.
“One of them started yelling at Mr. Munerlyn about disrespecting his wife,” Leyton said. “The other black male walks up and shoots Mr. Munerlyn.”
“Witnesses identified the shooter as Bishop”, Leyton said.
By the time police arrived on the scene, the suspects had fled and Munerlyn was in a pool of blood on the floor from a gunshot wound to the head.
Late Sunday night a vigil was held for Munerlyn and a GoFundMe account had been set to help the family with expenses.
“This is senseless. Over a mask. Over a mask?” Munerlyn’s cousin, Tina James, told CNN affiliate WJRT. “This is not the way to do things right now. We need to come together.”
“I just want to hear his voice again,” Demonte Munerlyn, one of his oldest sons, told WEYI.