Calvin Munerlyn, the security guard who was shot and killed in Michigan in early May after asking a customer to wear a face mask, was a father of eight.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said in a statement Munerlyn was “simply doing his job” to uphold the governor’s orders at the Family Dollar store where he worked.

Charges of first-degree premeditated murder have been brought against Ramonyea Travon Bishop, 23, Larry Edward Teague, 44, and Sharmel Lashe Teague, 45, the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

“He was devoted, loving, kind-hearted, courageous, brave, just committed,” she said. “He was just loved everywhere,” Munerlyn’s widow, Latryna Munerlyn, told CNN. “That was senseless and stupid. And now my babies (are) without a father for the rest of their life.”

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“My children are very, very strong,” she said. “They are strong, and I say that man instilled something in them that can’t nobody take away. My babies are super strong. They have been trying to cope with this and my baby boy said, ‘As long as he’s with God he’s ok.'”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said, “it is incredibly sad that in this crisis, that this life was lost,” and emphasized the need for customers to consider the people around them when shopping during the pandemic.



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