A security guard at a Michigan dollar store was fatally shot Friday and police are looking into whether an argument with a customer who refused to wear a mask triggered the violence, according to reports.
The victim, identified by family members to news station WSMH as Calvin Munerlyn, was shot in the head while working at the Family Dollar Flint.
Police have not yet released a motive, but a number of people claimed Munerlyn was gunned down after confronting a customer for violating store policy by not wearing a mask, according to the Detroit News.
State authorities told the paper they are investigating that angle. The Genesee County Prosecutor’s office plans to hold a Monday press conference to address the shooting.
Relatives of Munerlyn were torn up over his death.
“I’m just suffocating, I feel like a knife is in my chest,” his wife of ten years, Latryna Sims Munerlyn, told WSMH.
Courtney Cabine, a family friend, remembered Calvin, who’s also a father, for his generosity and cheerful disposition.
“He would have given you the shirt off his back, the food off his table,” Cabine told the news station. “He was the life of the party.”