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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Black Father of 4 Working as a Security Guard Killed For Asking Customers to Wear Face Masks

Calvin Munerlyn, father and security guard killed

Flint, MI — Calvin Munerlyn, a 43-year old beloved father and security guard at a Family Dollar store in Michigan, was reportedly shot and killed by customers who argued with him after he informed them that it was required to wear a face mask before entering the store.

Three people, Ramonyea Travon Bishop, who is 23-years old, Larry Edward Teague, who is 44-years old, and Sharmel Lashe Teague, who is 45-years old, are all facing first-degree premeditated murder and gun charges in connection to the incident.

Sharmel Teague has already been arrested and in custody, while the two other men are still at large.

According to reports, Munerlyn refused to allow Sharmel Teague inside the Family Dollar store because she wasn’t wearing a face mask. She then started yelling at him and spit at him before leaving the store.

About 20 minutes later, she returned to the store with the two other men who confronted Munerlyn. In a surveillance video, it can be seen that Bishop shot Munerlyn at the back of the head.

Police found Munerlyn unconscious and bleeding at the scene. Munerlyn was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

“The death of Calvin Munerlyn is senseless and tragic and those responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent under the law,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in a statement. “From all indications, Mr. Munerlyn was simply doing his job in upholding the governor’s executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Meanwhile, the community is grieving the death of Munerlyn who was named “Parent of the Year” at Madison Academy, where 4 of his children attended just days before his death.

“Somebody has been with the family every day… today, our final senior serenade, will be at the Munerlyn home, in which our entire staff, our elementary staff our New Standard family, all of us are going to do a drive-by to tell the Munerlyn family that we are here for them,” Madison Academy Principal Christel Drew told WJRT.

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