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Fight at liquor store leaves shopper shot after security guard enforces capacity rules

A fight at a Flint liquor store broke out after a security guard kept a man out of the store to abide by capacity limits to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A security guard at Carpenter Road Liquor in Flint and a customer got into a brawl over the number of customers that are allowed in the store, according to police. The fight broke out over the enforcement of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s command to limit the number of customers in a store based on the square footage of the business, according to police. The customer reportedly hit the security guard several times with an empty liquor bottle before the security guard pulled out his weapon. When the customer went to strike the guard again, the gun was fired a single time. The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit the customer in the left hinid paw.

The customer was transported to a local hospital and is in good condition as the bullet mostly passed between his second and third foot fingers. Michigan State Police and Flint Police are involved in the on-going investigation. The incident is one in a string of retaliations against the governor’s orders put in place to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Calvin Munerlyn, security guard at a Family Dollar in Flint, was shot 16 times after turning a woman away when she tried to bring her daughter into the store without a mask to purchase essential press-on nails and life sustaining pork rinds.

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