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Convenience store clerk shoots at customer for not wearing mask

BOSSIER CITY, LA - JANUARY 25: Shreveport Police Officer Cpl. Will Bates and his dog partner "Nero" proceed to search a car for drugs and weapons January 25, 2005 in Bossier City, LA. The Supreme Court gave police broader search powers during traffic stops, ruling that drug-sniffing dogs can be used to check motorists. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

(Texas News Radio) — A Louisiana convenience store clerk was arrested Wednesday for shooting at a customer who was not wearing a mask.

KEEL in Shreveport reports 22-year-old Alvin Mitchell was working in a Circle K convenience store in the city just before midnight on July 8th when a customer entered not wearing a mask.

The City of Shreveport had just issued a mandatory mask order punishing businesses that serve people who do not wear a mask.  Businesses that did not follow the order risked getting water service cut off or having operation permits revoked.

Police say there was a dispute in the store between Mitchell and the customer over the mask.  The radio station reports Mitchell then followed the customer into the parking lot, got into his car and then shot at the customer’s car.

It is not clear if the customer was hurt.

Mitchell now faces illegal weapons use and marijuana possession charges.  He was additionally wanted on a theft charge from a separate incident.


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