Mask battle in Georgia supermarket ends in deadly shootout
A dispute over a mask in a Georgia supermarket ended Monday with a suspect opening fire in the store, killing a cashier and wounding a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
The suspect, Victor Lee Tucker, 30, is likely to face murder charges, DeKalb County sheriff Melody Maddox told reporters.
The officer and the cashier were not immediately identified. A second grocer who was hit by a bullet was also not identified.
The shooting occurred at Big Bear Supermarket in DeKalb County, southeast Atlanta, around 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
Tucker checked when the dispute took place, the statement said. He left without doing his shopping, then immediately returned with a pistol and allegedly shot the cashier, the agency said.