Security Guard Killed after Turning Away Customer Without Mask

Calvin Munerlyn worked hard to provide for his family as a security guard at Family Dollar in Flint. His job was to keep customers safe.

Munerlyn, a father of nine, was gunned down after turning a customer away for trying to enter the store without a mask, according to authorities. On Monday, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged three suspects in the killing — 45-year-old Sharmel Teague, 44-year-old Larry Edward Teague Jr., and 23-year-old Ramonyea Bishop.

“Decisions like staying home when we can, wearing a mask when going to the store and staying a safe distance from those around us, these should not be political arguments,” Leyton said. “They don’t necessitate acts of defiance and we simply cannot devolve into an us-versus-them mentality.

- Sponsors -

Officials said Sharmel Teague and her daughter went to the Family Dollar on East 5th Avenue about 1:40 PM on Friday. Security footage showed Munerlyn and Teague got into a verbal altercation after he told the woman that her daughter needed a face mask to enter the store. Teague began to yell and spit at Munerlyn, who asked her to leave the store and instructed a cashier not to serve her.

The security footage shows the two driving off in a red GMC Envoy. The same vehicle returned about 20 minutes later at 2:15 PM Two suspects, Larry Teague, Sharmel Teague’s husband, and Ramonyea Bishop, her son, entered the store. Larry Teague confronted the security guard about disrespecting his wife and Bishop fatally shot him in the back of the head, Leyton said. The two men then left the store. Munerlyn was transported to Hurley Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead…  Detroit Free Press

Stay Updated

Get critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.