More than $350,000 raised for Flint guard killed after mask confrontation
More than $357,000 had been raised for the family of the Flint dollar store security guard who was killed, prosecutors said, after telling a customer to wear a face mask.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was created four days ago with a goal of $10,000. The organizer said she is a friend of the Calvin Munerlyn's family and that the money will go to his wife and children.
Up to $5,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest of two men accused in the fatal Friday shooting of the 43-year-old store security guard, U.S. Marshals said.
A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to Ramonyea Bishop, 23, and an additional $2,500 is being offered for Larry Teague, 44, officials said Wednesday.
The two are accused in the slaying of Munerlyn. Authorities said his murder allegedly stems from an argument sparked by Munerlyn telling a female customer she was required to wear a face mask in the store. The woman, Sharmel Teague, 45, allegedly contacted her husband and son, who then went to the store and murdered the security guard.
“This senseless act of violence, and the loss of human life over someone doing their job is despicable," Mark Jankowski, Acting U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in a statement Wednesday. "The United States Marshals Service and the Michigan State Police will bring these two to justice and they will answer for their crimes.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bishop or Teague should call the U.S. Marshals Service Tip line at (866) 865-8477) or text a tip to https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/. They can also call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.
On Monday, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said he charged Bishop, Larry Teague and his wife in connection with the shooting.
Bishop is charged with first-degree murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. Larry Teague is charged with the same crimes as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating the governor's COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
Sharmel Teague was arraigned Tuesday in 67th District Court on a charge of first-degree murder and felony firearm, court officials said. If convicted, she faces life in prison for the murder charge.