Security guard shot dead at Family Dollar store when he insisted they respect the state governor’s edict to wear face masks entering the store
Calvin ‘Duper’ Munerlyn, 43, was fatally shot in the head while working as a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Michigan on Friday
He was shot following a dispute over wearing a face mask in the store
Three members of the same family are charged with murder for fatally shooting the guard, after he told them they couldn’t come in without face masks
On Monday, Sharmel Teague, 44, her husband Larry Teague, 44, and adult son Ramonyea Bishop were charged with premeditated murder
Sharmel is in custody but Larry and Ramonyea remain at large – she got into an argument with Munerlyn after he denied her daughter who was wearing a face mask, entry into the store
A short while her husband Larry Teague, entered the store, yelled at Munerlyn about disrespecting his wife
Sharmal’s 23-year-old son Ramonyea Bishop then shot Munerlyn in the back of the head, before they all fled
Munerlyn is survived by his wife and their six children
All three face a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole if they are convicted
Sharmel Teague [photo], got into an argument with Munerlyn after he denied her daughter who was wearing a face mask, entry into the store. She is in custody, charged along with her husband Larry Teague and her adult son, Ramonyea Bishop, with first-degree premeditated murder and gun charges
Fugitives: Sharmel Teague’s husband Larry Teague, [left] and her 23-year-old son Ramonyea Bishop, [right], face similar charges in Munerlyn’s death. Bishop has been identified as the shooter. Both men are still at large.
The premeditated murder charge in Michigan carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole if they are convicted.
No information has been released about the daughter that was not wearing a face mask.
‘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 statement Monday.
‘It is important that the governor’s order be respected and adhered to, and for someone to lose their life over it is beyond comprehension,’ he added.
After Bishop allegedly shot Munerlyn, the doting father and beloved member of the community, known to his loved ones by his childhood nickname, ‘Duper,’ was left laying in the doorway suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
His eldest son also works at the same Family Dollar store but was not present when his father was killed.
Victim: Calvin Munerlyn [photo], was a married father-of-six and beloved member of the community, was shot and killed in cold blood on Friday by the Teague family when he insisted they respect the Governor’s edict to wear face masks entering the store
Calvin Munerlyn [left], leaves behind his wife of 10 years, Latryna Sims-Munerlyn [right], and their six children – His eldest son, Maalik also works at the same Family Dollar store but was not present when his father was killed
The couple’s eldest son Maalik, [center left], bids a tearful goodbye to his father during a candlelight vigil on Sunday
The victim’s sister Dorothy Nelson, [backing camera], hugs their cousin, Pete Tedford, as they comfort each other, outside a Family Dollar store on Sunday who was reportedly, killed after barring a customer from entering the a local Dollar store in Flint, without a mask
After opening fire on the security guard, the suspects fled toward high-rise apartment buildings located behind the store.
The critically injured Munerlyn was taken to Hurley Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his wounds. The victim’s eldest son also works at the same Family Dollar store was not present when his father was killed.
On Sunday, about 150 relatives and friends gathered outside the Family Dollar on Fifth Avenue for an emotional candlelight vigil honoring Munerlyn.
Munerlyn’s mother, Bernadett, said she wants justice for her son.
‘They didn’t have to take my baby and it wasn’t that serious,’ she said.
‘All you people just have to do is listen to the law, listen to the governor. Just stay home. If you don’t have to come out, then you wouldn’t need a mask unless you’re out getting groceries or necessities. All my baby was doing was his job working and doing his job.’
‘It is incredibly sad that in this crisis that this life was lost. We are mindful of how important it is that people keep a level head, that we do the right things protecting ourselves and protecting others,’ Gov. Whitmer told reporters Monday.
Family and friends gathered outside the Family Dollar on Fifth Avenue for an emotional candlelight vigil honoring Munerlyn on Sunday night
‘I just instantly thought my baby was gone,’ she said during the vigil.
Munerlyn who was hired at the store a little over a year ago after working security in Michigan for decades, has been described by loved ones as a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.
Munerlyn was also known for helping those in need, including at-risk teenagers in the community. A family member has launched a GoFundMe campaign seeking donations to help with Munerlyn’s funeral expenses.