Security Guard Is Killed After Mask Rules Alterccation


Three family members are charged in the killing of a security guard who told a customer at a Michigan Family Dollar store to wear a state-mandated face mask.

Calvin Munerlyn, 43, died at a after he was shot in the head.

Ramonyea Travon Bishop, 23, Larry Edward Teague, 44, and Sharmel Lashe Teague, 45, have been charged with first-degree premeditated murder. Sharmel and Larry Teague are married, and Bishop is Sharmel's son.

"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," Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in the statement.

Munerlyn got into a verbal altercation with Sharmel when he told Teague's daughter she needed a mask. Sharmel Teague's daughter left the store, but "Teague began yelling at Munerlyn who then told her to leave the store and instructed a cashier not to serve her,".

Under an executive order from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, all retail employees and customers have to wear a mask.

Footage also shows that after the altercation, the woman left in an SUV, but 20 minutes later, the SUV returned. Two men -- Bishop and Larry Teague entered the store and yelled at Munerlyn about disrespecting his wife. The other man, later identified as Bishop, then allegedly shot the security guard.

"This is senseless. Over a mask. Over a mask?" Munerlyn's cousin, Tina James, said. "This is not the way to do things right now. We need to come together." Police are looking for Larry Teague and Bishop.

Sharmel Teague is in custody and awaiting arraignment on her charges. Bishop also faces charges of felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. Larry Teague also faces 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.

Sharmel Teague also faces a felony firearm charge.

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