An anti-mask nut who got into an argument with a cashier at a grocery store in DeKalb County, Georgia, pulled out a gun and shot the cashier dead.
A spokesperson said a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy was injured during the shooting at the Big Bear Supermarket near South DeKalb Mall off Candler Road.
“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.
DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said the dispute, which was with a cashier, started over wearing a mask inside the store. An 11Alive reporter said there is a sign on the door that says masks are required for service.
Maddox later confirmed additional details in a press conference held Monday afternoon.
“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot cashier at the location,” Maddox said. “The individual is deceased.”
The deputy who intervened shot the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The deputy also sustained two bullet wounds and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center.
Reserve Deputy, shot 2x during gunfire inside Big Bear supermarket, is in hospital, stable. Sheriff: protective vest saved his life. Deputy shot, wounded the suspect who shot Deputy and shot and killed woman, cashier. Suspect had issues with store’s mask rule. @DeKalb_Sheriff pic.twitter.com/KoZD46VBM0
— Jon Shirek (@JonShirek) June 14, 2021