A Black woman who was a cashier at an Atlanta area supermarket was shot and killed for asking a customer to put on a face mask.
LaQuitta Willis, 41, died on Monday in a triple shooting at the Big Bear Supermarket in Decatur, GA., according to DeKalb County police. The suspected shooter, 30-year-old Victor Lee Tucker Jr. of Palmetto, has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to ABC News.
A community is reeling after the fatal turn of events and people have gathered outside of the store in the suburban community to offer their condolences and show support.
According to reports, Willis and Tucker got into a heated exchange after she asked him to cover up his face with a mask – a protocol to avoid COVID-19 contamination.
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